Bentwood - Thunderbird, Owl, Raven and Eagle, Sarah Robertson
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Beautiful Lidded Box by female Master Artist SARAH ROBERTSON
BENTWOOD!!!! - fully hand made, hand carved, hand painted
Carved on all 4 sides, signed underneath - a fabulous piece!! Showing a different bird on each side!
THUNDERBIRD, EAGLE, OWL and RAVEN Box - just a stunning piece of Art (have a look at the owl, so adorable, she's my favourite....)
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. The inside of the box still shows the pencil markings made by the artist when creating it - I won't erase them, I just think it gives it even more character - but they should be easy to erased. Sarah used pine.
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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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