Bentwood Box II - Matted Art CardRande Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw)
Regular price CAD $18.00
"Prior to contact with Europeans and the introduction of metal tools, Northwest Coast artisans developed an ingenious woodworking technique, which involves grooving, steaming and bending a single wooden plank to form the sides of a box. Three corners of the box are bent and the fourth is pegged, or tied...and a bottom is added. Artists decorate these boxes with shallow refief carving and/ or use paint to add designs and sometimes inlay surfaces with pieces of shell...Lids are commonly left undecorated , althoughs ome feature an inlaid border of opercula" (Shearar 2000: 23). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crest, Beings & Symbols
Material: Matted Art Card
Dimensions: 14" x 11"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)