Kuganjaat - Mousewoman by Christian WhiteKuganjaat - Mousewoman by Christian White
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Kuganjaat - Mousewoman

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Kunganjaat is wearing a button blanket of mouse woman design; her basket contains many berries and she is carrying just three which magically reappear every time one is eaten. The legend relates how a young man met a real mouse in the forest and helped her over a log, as he did so he heard and old woman calling him (mouse woman in human form). Then he saw a large house in the forest, inside, mouse woman, wearing her button blanket greeted him and offered her basket of magical berries in acknowledgement of his kindness.

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Location Canada
Region Northwest Coast
Artist Christian White
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2007
Dimensions 4 1/4" x 3" x 1 3/4"
Materials & Edition Argillite, mastodon ivory, catlinite, abalone

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