MASK. This stone (black chlorite) replica of a traditional "chiefs-style"
Dzunuk'wa mask has painted red trim. The mask represents a mythic female
figure of the Kwakaka'wakw peoples whose homeland encompassed northeast
Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia across the Queen Charlotte
A chief wore a life-sized version of this mask at this potlatch while an
orator described his accomplishments. A larger-than-life version was used
to impress children to mind their parents so the giant wouldn't put them in
her basket and carry them away.