Small Bentwood Box - Raven and Sun
The Raven and the Sun
This piece symbolizes the well known tale of how the Raven stole the sun and placed it in the sky as an offering to the world.
Material: Cedar Wood, Paua Shell
Dimensions: Width: 3.5" Height: 3.5" Depth: 2.5"
Artist: Aaron Nelson Moody (Tawx’sin Yexwulla)
From the Cheak’mus village of the Squamish Nation, Aaron is a full-time artist, working in the Coast Salish style of First Nations art. He is well known for having carved the entrance doors for Canada House at the Olympics in Torino.
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!