Large Red Cedar Box with Abalone by Spirit Works
Made from reclaimed red cedar wood and glorious abalone shell, these Bentwood Boxes are not only beautiful and functional but ecologically conscious. Adorned with designs by Coast Salish artists Shain Jackson and Aaron Nelson Moody all these boxes are produced by Spirit Works a 100% First Nations owned and operated company located on unceded Squamish First Nation land right here in Vancouver. A wonderful choice for instant gift giving, from corporate and group gifts to that little something special for your loved ones.
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 Orca is a communicator and highly regarded guardian of the sea. Whales travel together and symbolize long life and unity.
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 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.
Aaron Nelson Moody (Tawx’sin Yexwulla) From the Cheak’mus village of the Squamish Nation, Aaron is a full-time artist, working in the Coast Salish style of First Nations art. He is well known for having carved the entrance doors for Canada House at the Olympics in Torino.
Dimensions: 3 3/4" x 5" x 5"
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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