This Wild Woman or Tsonoqua Mask is carved in red cedar and signed by adopted Kwakwaka'wakw Master Carver John Livingston. The mask is painted in black and red acrylic and has been signed by the artist.
The Tsonoqua or Wild Woman of the Woods is a supernatural being. She goes by many names including Tsonoqua, Tsonokwa, Dzunuk’wa, Zuniquwa, Th’owxiya, The Giantess, The Ogress, and Wealth Giver. This being is often considered female, but may be depicted as male or female.
Find more information about and examples of The Wild Woman of the Woods Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
The mask is about 12 1/2 inches or 32 centimeters high, about 10 1/2 inches wide or 26 centimeters wide and about 8 1/2 inches or 21 centimeters deep.