Bentwood Box - Wolf
Product Code: SW308-sbb
Artist: Ray Natroaro
Nation: Coast Salish
Red cedar bentwood box with abalone shell inlay on the lid.
Wolves are the guardians of their families. They embody unconditional support, safety, and togetherness.
Ray Natroaro (Khaapulk, Sessiiyam) is a Coast Salish artist from the Squamish Nation. He is celebrated for his work in mask carving as well as the carving of large sea-going canoes, a tradition passed down many generations in Ray's family.
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