Small Red Cedar Boxes with Abalone by Spirit Works
Bentwood Boxes are unique to the Northwest Coast First Nations peoples of British Columbia and are used for ceremonial and practical purposes; from burial boxes for ancestors to storage of clothing and household items. Bentwood Boxes are made by seamlessly steam bending a plank of cedar to create the box form. Lattimer Gallery hosts a stunning collection of handmade Bentwood Boxes, check them out to find out more!
The Hummingbird is the joyful messenger and a symbol of health. When a Hummingbird appears, healing will follow.
The Wolf can be considered a symbol of leadership and intelligence. The wolf people shows us strength in relationships and the importance of strong family values. Wolves live and hunt in packs or family groups.
The Dragonfly is a symbol of maturity, change and swiftness. Dragonfly represent a self-understanding for mental and emotional maturity.
The Frog is the voice of the people and a symbol of innocence, stability and communication. It is also considered to be good luck.
The Killerwhale is a communicator and highly regarded guardian of the sea. Whales travel together and symbolize long life and unity.
The Thunderbird is a supernatural being and symbol of power. They live in the mountains and have lightning sticks under their wings. As thunder rolls, eyes blink and lightning flashes.
Shain Jackson is a Coast Salish Artist from the First Nation community of Sechelt. He is also a lawyer who has represented Aboriginal communities throughout British Columbia. Shain is the President of Spirit Works Limited, an Indigenous Owned, Operated and staffed company focused on the design, production and distribution of Indigenous artwork.
Ray Natroaro (Khaapulk, Sessiiyam) is a Coast Salish Artist from the Squamish Nation. He is celebrated for his work in mask carving as well as the carving of large sea-going canes, a tradition passed down many generations in Ray's family.
Dimensions: 2 5/8" x 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Materials: Reclaimed Red Cedar, Abalone Shell Inlay
Each box comes with a certificate of authenticity, information of the design and a biography of the artist.
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