Bentwood Box - Raven and the Sun
Product Code: SW301-sbb
Artist: Aaron Nelson Moody
Nation: Coast Salish
Red cedar bentwood box with abalone shell inlay on the lid.
Raven and the Sun
This piece symbolizes the well-known tale of how the Raven stole the sun and placed it in the skies as an offering to the world.
Aaron Nelson Moody (Tawx'sin Yexwulla) is a full-time Coast Salish artist from the Cheak'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.
In British Columbia, First Nations Peoples used these unique and beautifully adorned traditional containers to store their most precious possessions. 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 created using only a single piece of Western Red Cedar. The cedar is grooved on the corners and thoroughly steamed in order to painstakingly bend the piece into what you see before you.
Box measures 6" in width and length, and 3.75" in height.
The wood grain varies on each piece and may not appear exactly as pictured.
Designed and made in Canada