This carving of a young Northwest Coast woman is one of a number that were commissioned or made for sale for the art market. She wears Western clothing with Native red yarn ear ornaments. A labret, or lip ornament, once pierced her lower lip. Both the ear ornaments and labret were symbols of high social ranking. Northern Northwest Coast carvers often modeled the heads of figures in a slightly oversized manner. This can also be seen in the carving of figures on totem poles and in argillite, a shale.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 2.875 in ; height 11 in ; width 5 in
depth 7.3 cm ; height 27.94 cm ; width 12.7 cm