Plaque - Dzunukwa
This stunning plaque was hand carved out of two inch thick cedar and painted with acrylics by Port Hardy Kwakwaka’wakw artist Joe Johnny. It has a cord loop on the back for easy wall hanging.
The Dzunuk̕wa "Wild Woman of the Woods" is part of a large family of giants that live at their homes in the faraway mountains and forests. Although they can be male or female, in most legends she is female. Black in colour, 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 where she puts 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: 7.5" x 4.75" x 1"