Memorial BEAR Bentwood Box by Sarah Robertson

Memorial BEAR Bentwood Box by Sarah Robertson

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Beautiful Lidded Box by female Master Artist SARAH ROBERTSON

BENTWOOD!!!! - fully hand made, hand carved, hand painted and stained to accentuate the natural grain of the wood. 

depticting the BEAR - carved on all 4 sides, signed underneath - a fabulous piece!! These kind of boxes were and still are used as memorial boxes. The lid is a VERY tight fit, it can be opened but sit's very tight since these boxes sometimes are also used as urn.

Meaning: The 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.

Measurements: 9" x 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" (23 x 18.5 x 18.5 cm)

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 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.

Note shipping overseas is available, please contact me for costs - Thank you

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About This Artist

Sarah 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, Canada. She started...Artist bio and other available works »

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