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Mount Pigmore
North-West Coast
Aboriginal Art
Leonardo da Piggi






 
 


This slide shows the image of a guinea pig, which is most common among the Northwest Coast of Canada.
The guinea pig, as all animals which are associated with the sea, is of crucial importance in the mythology of the Northwest Coast societies.
The image shows the mythical being "Xyusxk", which used to fly around the word on a magical cucumber.
One day he fell from the sky and the cucumber shattered in to thousands of little pieces. That´s how the cucumbers came into the world.
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