Haida Mask Peabody Museum

Next Up at Peabody: Haida Masks and Dolls Made for the Souvenir Market

In the 1820s American and British traders traveled to the Northwest Coast to procure sea otter pelts for the Chinese market. A secondary trade in ethnographic artifacts developed and Northwest Coast Indian artists created pieces specifically for sale to foreigners. Among the most extraordinary are a series of portrait masks and dolls made by a […]