On the Northwest Coast there are traditionally three types of bowls: canoe shaped, round, and zoomorphic (representing animal forms) with a hollowed out area for the bowl. They were and are generally carved from harder wood such as alder, birch, or maple. The exception to this are the large feast bowls which are carved from red cedar and given the shape of wolves, killer whales, seals, or giant Dzonaqua (old woman of the woods) which can be as much as fifteen feet in length, or more.