Babine Masks June 15, 2021 – Posted in: Uncategorized

Babine masks are a type of traditional mask worn by the Babine people, who are a branch of the Dakelh or Carrier people. The Babine people live in the vicinity of Babine Lake, Trembleur Lake, and Takla Lake in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada¹. They speak Babine or Nadot’en, a dialect of the Babine-Witsuwit’en language, which is an Athabaskan language¹. Babine masks are usually made of wood and decorated with paint, fur, feathers, and other materials. They are used for ceremonial purposes, such as dances, rituals, and storytelling. Some examples of Babine masks are the Bear Mask, the Raven Mask, and the Sun Mask