Wayne Alfred

Giant (Tsonoqua) Mask

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  • Giant (Tsonoqua) Mask

Wayne Alfred

Giant (Tsonoqua) Mask

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This fabulous Giant (Tsonoqua) Mask by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Wayne Alfred was hand-carved in alder in 2017 and is signed by the artist. This mask is painted in black acrylic and also features bear and horsehair. This is the male form of the Tsonoqua.

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.

This mask excluding the long hair is about 13 inches or 33 centimeters long, about 12 inches or 30 1/2 centimeters wide, and about 7 inches or 17 3/4 centimeters deep. Including the long hair the mask is about 36 inches or 91 1/2 centimeters long.

The price includes shipping to Canada. Due to the addition of bear fur on the mask, this item is not eligible for international shipping.