TOTEM POLES

Feature: The Carving of a Totem Pole Totem Poles were historically carved to commemorate a special event, to archive a...
Feature: The Carving of a Totem Pole Totem Poles were historically carved to commemorate a special event, to archive a family history, or to tell a story. Poles continue to be made in this same fashion today and we are excited to share with you a current totem pole commission with Haida artist Robert Davidson. This 22’ totem pole measures 5’ wide at the base, making the scale monumental. This marks the third large scale totem pole commission with Robert...
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BENTWOOD BOXES

Bentwood boxes are among the most versatile objects made by the Northwest Coast peoples. They were made using an ingenious...
Bentwood boxes are among the most versatile objects made by the Northwest Coast peoples. They were made using an ingenious but difficult technique to master that was specific to the Pacific Northwest region. Bentwood boxes are unique in that three of their four corners are bent at a 90-degree angle, with the fourth corner being pegged, sewn or glued. The box can then be attached to a base, by pegging, sewing or gluing.In pre-contact times, when there were no metal...
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