Thursday, April 23, 2009


Dzunuk'wa Feast Dish is the first piece most people see when they vixit the Portland Art Museum's Native American Art of the Northwest Coast collection. Amy mentions in her post on April Poetry challenge yesterday that "It is a potlatch bowl of the Kwakwaka'wakw, made around 1900, of Cedar, and painted. The legend goes that there is a monster, she looks like this bowl, large and open mouthed. She eats children she finds in the woods, far from their mothers."

Dzunuk'wa is also the featured work of art for Fifty Two Pieces sister site April Poetry Challenge. With a visit there you'll be able to read poetry it has inspired. If a few lines come to you, post them there for all of us to feast on.

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