Wild Woman carving
Artist: Noel Brown
The Dzunuk̕wa "Giant 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
Headdress is red cedar bark and carved sterling silver with beaver design. Her hair is horse hair. Carved out of yellow cedar and painted with acrylic paint.
Base 5" x 5" x 1" Dzunuk̕wa 3 3/4" x 17" x 2 3/4"