In British Columbia, First Nations Peoples used these unique, and beautifully adorned traditional containers to store our most precious of possessions. These containers are commonly known as “Bentwood Boxes”. Aside from their decor, one of the aspects distinguishing the Bentwood Box from other wooden boxes lies in its construction. The body of the container is constructed using only a single piece of West Coast cedar! The cedar is grooved on the corners and thoroughly steamed in order to painstakingly bend the piece into what you see before you.
Four Corners Spindle Whorl - Represents the coming together of all directions and symbolizes the unity in diversity.
Artist: Aaron Nelson Moody (Tawx'sin Yexwulla), a Coast Salish Artist from the Cheak's mus village of the Squamish Nation. Among many other remarkable pieces, he is well known for carving the entrance doors for Canada House at the Torino Olympics.
Made of wood ( cedar ), and shell inlaid
Approximate size: 3.5"x3.5"x2.5"
A product information card and a Certification of Authenticity card is include in each package.