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MASKS OF THE NORTHWEST COAST

Deep Roots Masks, frontlets, and headdresses have been carved, danced and treasured since time immemorial. They are an integral part of Northwest Coast culture and are one of the most recognizable and sought after artforms. Masks are beautiful, intricate, dynamic and symbolic. They are among the most personal of artforms. Potlatch Masks Potlatches are feasts that Read more »

BENTWOOD BOXES

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 Read more »