Dzunukwa, Wild Woman by Master carver Stanley C. Hunt
- Nation: Kwakwaka' wakw art, Kwakiutl art, native artists Vancouver Island
- Artist: Hunt, Stanley Clifford
- Type: Mask
An incredible piece of Indigenous Art!
Artist: Master carver Stanley C. Hunt, Grandson of Chief Mungo Martin and son of Henry Hunt, a member of the Kwagiulth First Nations. Please read his Biography which is provided below - it truly is remarkable.
This excellent piece of Art is depicting the Dzunukwa (Wild Woman). The Dzunukwa is a dark and hairy ogress with supernatural powers. She is sneaking around the woods, trying to capture and eventually would like to eat the children. She carries a basket on her back which contains the children that she caught. Fortunately, she is not considered very bright and usually the children are able to outsmart her in escaping....
Stan limits his use of power tools to rough out his work and instead knife finishes his work out of respect for traditional methods as opposed to using sandpaper. Have a close look, the craftsmanship is truly amazing and this exceptional quality is very hard to find. It's powerfully painted in black and dark red and is decorated with horse hair.
Really rich, scary and at the same time fascinating and beautiful expression
Measurements: 10" tall, 11" wide (incl. ears) and 7" deep
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