"One of the Chiefs who came to trade with us, happening one day to cast his eyes on a piece of Sandwhich Island cloth, which hung up in the shrouds to dry, became very opportune to have it given to him. The man to whom the cloth belonged, parted with it very willingly, and the Indian was perfectly overjoyed with his present. After selling what furs he had brought with great dispatch, he immediately left us, and paddled on shore, without favouring us with a parting song, as is generally the custom. Soon after day-light the next morning, our friend appeared along-side, dressed in a coat made of the Sandwich Island cloth given to him the day before, and cut exactly in the form of one of their skin-coats, which resemble a waggoner's frock, except the collar and wristbands. The Indian was more proud of his new acquired dress than ever London beau was of a birth-day suit, and we were greatly pleased with the proof of these people's ingenuity and dispatch; the coat fitted exceedingly well; the seams were sewed with all the strength the cloth would admit of, and with a degree of neatness equal to that of an English mantua-maker." —Captain George Dixon c1774
Captain George Dixon, Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon (London: Geo. Goulding, 1789), 189.
"A great many canoes, filled with the natives, were about the ships all day; and a trade commenced betwixt us and them, which was carried on with the strictest honesty on both sides. The articles which they offered to sale were the skins of various animals, such as bears, wolves, foxes, deer, rackoons, polecats, martins, and in particular, of the sea otters...wooden visors of many different monstrous figures..."
—Captain James Cook, 1778
Monday, March 30th 1778.
James Cook, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, 4 volumes (London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1784), vol. 2, 267.
Other masks believed to be made by same artist.