Fox Woman

Fox Woman

"Fox Woman" - 6.5 x 10.75 inches

The folklore story of the shape shifting "Fox Woman" is common to ancient cultures all over the world. This plaque was cast from a Japanese carved wood mold, but the woman depicted could just as easily be a Puebloan from the American Southwest where similar stories can be found. The clue of the fox's tail peeking from underneath the robe is also a common theatrical touch.

Foxes in the wild are often so relatively uninhibited around people that they might as well be considered semi-domesticated, so it isn't surprising that humans have fancifully cast them as tricksters and enchanters looking for a way into our lives.

This is a relatively large plaque and catches the eye very emphatically.