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Dzunuk'wa mask. Humanoid face with pursed lips and teardrop-shaped eyes; black with gold facial features and red lips, nostrils, and eyes.

History Of Use

Dzunuk'wa mask. Dzunuk'wa was a female giantess who inhabited the distant forest and mountains. She had a distinctive cry 'hu, hu' and was particularly threatening to children. She could also be benevolent in some aspects. Used as a crest associated with wealth.

Iconographic Meaning

A black mask with pursed lips indicates the mask represents Dzunuk'wa.

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