This Geekumł Mask is by Kwagu’ł, artist Calvin Hunt. In Kwakwaka'wakw culture, a Geekumł is a male Dzunukwa. This mask is hand-carved in alder, painted in black and red acrylic, and finished with horsehair and black bear fur.
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 15 inches or 39 cm in height, about 15 inches or about 38 cm wide, and almost 9 inches or 22 cm deep.
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