Dzunukwa, also Tsonoqua, Tsonokwa is a figure in Kwakwaka'wakw mythology whom could bring you great wealth. She is also feared by children for she is known for carrying them home in her basket to eat. This piece is hand carved from red cedar and hand painted. Her hair is made from horse mane.
The artist, J. Leslie, is a local Victoria carver who has been carving for over 25 years in the Kwagiulth style.
The mask is more striking and a darker black than my cell phone camera depicts it to be.