Serpents Bentwood Box

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Red Cedar wood, Yellow Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

“Ch’inkwu, is a Shíshálh word for double headed serpent. This design symbolizes rebirth and power. Serpents represent the earth and underworld with each head representing as one. This design was inspired by the historic Shíshálh pictographs in their territory.” – Margaret August 2024

Specific and unique to the Northwest Coast People is the bentwood or bent-corner box or container. A most outstanding item of the First Nations people, it is a made from one single plank of wood through a lengthy steaming process – a method strictly adapted by the coastal peoples.

9 x 9 x 9" (22.86 x 22.86 x 22.86cm)


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