Dzunukwa Mask

Dzunukwa Mask

Red cedar, Acrylic, Horse hair, Leather strap
14" H x 9" W x 8 ½" D
$1,800.00

Dzunukwa is the Kwakwaka'wakw name for the Wild Woman of the Woods. She is a giant powerful spirit who can resurrect the dead and manifest lightning with her supernaturally loud voice. Dzunukwa guards and protects her children, who are all creatures and spirits of the forest. Human children who wander are likely to be captured by her and thrown into a basket on her back. She is almost always depicted with an accentuated mouth in an oval shape to represent her whispers in the wind, to attract humans to the woods.

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