West Coast (North America) First Nations wood work. It's so beautiful.

James Michels, Cree Nation, BC Canada: canoe box with abalone

This painted bentwood storage box shows the typical lashing and knotwork of twisted cedar bark cordage used to secure the contents during transport in freight canoes. Collected on Haida Gwaii before 1901 by Charles F. Newcombe.

painted bentwood storage box shows the typical lashing and knotwork of twisted cedar bark cordage used to secure the contents during transport in freight canoes. Collected on Haida Gwaii before 1901 by Charles F.

Rod Smith Painted Red and Yellow Cedar Bentwood Chest: Tropical Dream

Rod Smith Painted Red and Yellow Cedar Bentwood Chest: Tropical Dream

Lattimer Gallery - Richard Sumner - Red and Yellow Cedar Bentwood Chest

Lattimer Gallery - Richard Sumner - Red and Yellow Cedar Bentwood Chest

Eagle Canoe Bentwood Box by Bruce Alfred, Kwakwaka'wakw artist (W130901)

Eagle Canoe Bentwood Box by Bruce Alfred, Kwakwaka'wakw artist

Bentwood Box - Beaver and Bear design Henry Van Calcar C2010  This unusual take of the of the traditional steamed bentwood box is attributed to a non native artist. The box body is yellow cedar the lid and bottom are red cedar the lid has 18 Operculum shell inlay-ed into it. Measurements of the box are 11 inches high x 9 inches round.

Bentwood Box - Beaver and Bear design Henry Van Calcar This unusual take of the of the traditional steamed bentwood box is attributed to an a non native artist.

I love haida art. This hand painted pebble combines the best of haida art and nature. I think Jim Ede would have liked it :)

I love haida art. This hand painted pebble combines the best of haida art and nature. I think Jim Ede would have liked it :)

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