December Doodads - Day Twenty-Seven

MiguelATF

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Well, December and all the attendant hullaballo of Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas and Boxing Day are probably wearing a lot of people out. I know I've been dragging on and off these last few days. But earlier today I saw a remarkable artifact, at a museum in Oakland, California, from the Tlingit peoples of the Pacific Northwest - a Frog hat/helmet - and while technically it's not a doodad in the traditional senses of the world, it's still an amazing piece of folk art and mythology.

But I think it was the the eyes and the mouth that really got me.

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Tllingit Frog Helmet by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr
 

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