Mask - Dzunuk̕wa
This spectacular Dzunuk̕wa mask is hand carved by Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation artist Leonard Scow. This piece is hand carved from red Cedar and hand painted with acrylic paints. This mask is accented beautifully with black horse hair and abalone shell.
The Dzunuk̕wa "Wild woman of the woods" is the large family of giants that live at their homes in the far away mountains and forests. Although they can be male or female, in most legends she is female. Black in color, with bushy, unkempt hair and a pursed mouth through which she utters the cry, "Hu! Hu!" She was a terrifying and threatening creature. She carries a huge basket on her back in which she put disobedient children that she stole, taking them to her home to eat them. However, the children usually outwitted her, as she is vain, stupid and clumsy.
Measurements: 7" x 6.5" x 4.5"