34"x18" massive Dzonokwa Mask by Jonathan Jacobson

34"x18" massive Dzonokwa Mask by Jonathan Jacobson

yes - as always FREE shipping to US and Canada (no overseas shipping)

A piece to impress!! This extravagant piece of Art is truly special. Have a close look at the images, its so powerful

34" tall cedar Dzonokwa (Wild Woman) Mask

hand carved, hand painted and designed by Kwakiulth First Nation artist Jonathan Jacobson. 

How unique, how special and how amazing is this piece... This one truly makes every room, or would look great in an entrance area - a wow-piece! Not only because of it's size (and it is HUGE) - but also because of the powerful expression, very intense!

The face is decorated with horse hair and cedar bark and fur, it's also adorned with cedar rope, the forehead is inlaid with lots of Abalone's (mother of pearl), well, actually the mask is inlaid with Abalone all around have a close look. Very vibrant colors combined with the black gives this piece a remarkable presence. Easy recognizable as Jonathan's piece - grandiose and captivating. Signed at the back, prepared for wall hanging

Measurements: 34" tall, 18" wide, 10" deep

I show 2 images with Jonathan holding it so you can easy visualize the massive size of this piece.... 

Meaning: The Dzunukwa, or Wild Woman, is a figure in Kwakwaka'wakw mythology. She is an ancestor of the Namgis clan through her son, Tsilwalagame. She is venerated as a bringer of wealth, but is also greatly feared by children, because she is also known as an ogress who steals children and carries them home in her basket to eat. Fortunately  she is not the brightest so children are usually able to escape from her basket. Her appearance is that of a naked, black in color, old monster with long pendulous breasts. She is also described as having bedraggled hair. In masks and totem pole images she is shown with bright red pursed lips because she is said to give off the call "Hu!" It is often told to children that the sound of the wind blowing through the cedar trees is actually the call of Dzunuḵ̓wa.

Photos of This Piece

$5,980.00 CDN

$4,600.41 USD

About This Artist

Jonathan Jacobson is a member of the Kwakwakaw’wakw First Nation, originating from Fort Rupert, a small town on Vancouver Island. Jonathan clearly loves his art and loves to experiment with contemporary colors but also focuses on the...Artist bio and other available works »

Discover More

Large cedar Heron and Frog art carving by Bear (Doug) Horne
Large cedar Heron and Frog art carving by Bear (Doug) Horne

$895.00

Large, vintage Thunderbird Transformation Mask by Doug LaFortune
Large, vintage Thunderbird Transformation Mask by Doug LaFortune

$4,900.00

Sterling Silver Raven cuff bracelet by Paddy Seaweed
Sterling Silver Raven cuff bracelet by Paddy Seaweed

$485.00