Killer Whale Bentwood Box, authentic native art, handmade by Sarah Daniels

Killer Whale Bentwood Box, authentic native art, handmade by Sarah Daniels

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Steam bent, guaranteed authentic - and simply beautiful 

Lidded Bentwood Box, Killer Whale design by Kwakiult native artist Sarah Daniels (nee Robertson) from Kingcome Inlet, BC.

As always in Sarah's art, deep cuts, beautiful design, showing the full killer whale on each side with the small whale on each other side. The pine wood is bent around the corners. These boxes are bent with steam, so much work is going into these. Lid and base are left natural. Signed underneath the base. Sarah always leaves a few pencil marks on the inside of the box and the lid - it just shows and proofs that it's fully hand crafted, hand carved and hand painted. The pencil marks can easy be removed if you want to (rubber) but I'll leave that up to you. A really marvelous piece of native American art from the Pacific Northwest coast, Vancouver Island.

Measurements total outside: 16" x 11" x 10",  inside opening 13" x 8"

Bentwood boxes are a traditional item made by the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast, including parts of southern Alaska, western British Columbia and southern Washington, or more specific: people including the Haida, Gitxsan, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Sugpiaq, Unangax, Yupík, Inupiaq, Kwakiutl and Coast Salish. The Bentwood Box is a uniquely fabricated container in which a single plank of wood is grooved where corners are desired. The wood is made pliable with heat and moisture and bent to form a four-sided shape. 

Meaning: The killer whale is a symbol for romance and harmony as Whales mate for life. The Whale is very family oriented and known to travel in large groups, never to be alone. They symbolize great luck and happiness, community and protection. They are a known to always be working together, take care of each other and to always help and protect each other.

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$1,330.00 CDN

$992.85 USD

About This Artist

Sarah Daniels (nee Robertson) is a member of the Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka’wakw) First Nation with part of her heritage connecting to the Coast Salish. She was born in Nanaimo, a small fishing town on Vancouver Island, British Columbia,...Artist bio and other available works »

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