Bentwood Memorial Box, Bear design, Sarah Daniels (nee Robertson)

Bentwood Memorial Box, Bear design, Sarah Daniels (nee Robertson)

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Steam bent, guaranteed authentic - and simply beautiful 

Lidded Bentwood Box, BEAR design by Kwakiutl native artist Sarah Daniels (nee Robertson) from Kingcome Inlet, BC.

As always in Sarah's art, deep cuts, beautiful design, showing the bear on each side.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: 9" x 7" x 7 1/2",  inside opening 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

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. 

MeaningThe Bear is a symbol for power, courage, physical strength and leadership. Warrior's e.g. are known to wear bear claw necklaces which meant protection. In Haida culture the Bear is referred to as "Elder Kinsman" and was treated like a high ranking guest.

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$499.00 CDN

$373.25 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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