Small Bentwood Box - Orca
The Orca "The Traveller"
Orcas are free spirits. They are the masters of their own adventures, and navigate life with their hearts.
Material: Cedar Wood, Paua Shell
Dimensions: Width: 3.5" Height: 3.5" Depth: 2.5"
Artist: Shain Jackson
Shain Jackson is a Coast Salish Artist from the First Native community of Sechelt. He is also a lawyer who has represented Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia.
In British Columbia, First Nations Peoples used unique, and beautifully adorned traditional containers to store our most precious of possessions. These containers are commonly known as “Bentwood Boxes”. 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 constructed using only a single piece of West Coast cedar!