Moon Bentwood BoxShain Jackson (Coast Salish)
"Moon controls the tides and illuminates the dark night... Moon appears in the [oral histories] of all Northwest Coast nations, though Moon's origin varies from story to story...Most northern [groups] thanks Raven for the gift of moon, and sometimes describe Moon as a chip off of Sun, which Raven clumsily dropped...Moon is characterized as a rounded face with relatively flat features, often those of a human..." (Shearar 2000: 71-72). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crest, Beings and Symbols
Material: Red Cedar Bentwood Box, Abalone Shell, Laser Engraved Design
Dimensions: Large Box: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 3 3/4", Small Box: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)