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James Michaels - Bear Bentwood Box ID#5916


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James is from the Merrit First Nations located in British Columbia. James hand carved this out of yellow cedar, red cedar and painted it with an acrylic paint. The measurements are 6.1/4" in Height by 5.1/2" in Width by by 5.1/2" in Length. ID#5916 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided.$230.00
James Michaels - Eagle Bentwood Box ID#5915


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James is from the Merrit First Nations located in British Columbia. James hand carved this out of yellow cedar and painted it with an acrylic paint. The measurements are 5.3/4" in Height by 5" in Width by by 8.5/8" in Length. ID#5915 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided.$950.00
Troy Bellorose - Eagle Bentwood Box ID#5914


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Troy is from the Cree First Nations located near Lethbridge. Troy hand carved this out of red cedar and painted it with an acrylic paint. The measurements are 6" in Height by 4.7/8" in Width by by 4.7/8" in Length. ID#5914 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided.$359.00
Troy Bellorose - Salmon Bentwood Box ID#5913


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Troy is from the Cree First Nations located near Lethbridge. Troy hand carved this out of red cedar and painted it with an acrylic paint. The measurements are 5.1/4" in Height by 4.1/4" in Width by by 4.1/4" in Length. ID#5913 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided.$375.00
Victor West - Eagle Bentwood Box ID#5902


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Victor West is of Tlingit, Cree and Irish ancestry. Victor hand carved this out of red cedar. His carving is inspired by the old Tlingit bentwood boxes. All details of his work are meticulously carved in precise relief and finished with clean and sharp paint work. He prides himself in his work which he pursues enthusiastically.The measurements are 7" in Height by 4.5" in Width by by 8" in Length. ID#5902 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. The Native Symbol of Eagle is known as “The master of skies” and is a symbol of great significance. He is believed to be the creature with the closest relationship with the creator. By soaring great heights, he can travel between the physical world and the spiritual world. He is said to be a messenger to the creator. Unlike the raven’s ability to send messages down, the eagle sends messages and prayers to the Creator. If an Eagle was seen during a prayer session it was a sign of having a prayer accepted if a prayer needed immediate attention from the creator an eagle feather would be held up towards the sky. Although every part of the eagle has separate and significant meanings, the Eagle as a whole signifies focus, great strength, peace, leadership and incredible prestige. The wings of an eagle symbolize the balance and co-dependency between females and males, and how each gender must work united in order to achieve harmonious results. Eagle feathers and down are sacred: traditionally, shamans believed in their healing powers and used them in a variety of ceremonial and ritual contexts, such as honoring a respected guest. The eagle feather plays a substantial part in religious and shamanic practices and ceremonies. The feathers were only allowed to be worn by people who had earned the privilege. For example warriors that had done extremely well in battles would have a feather rewarded to them. The eagle feather transmits strength; it gives the ability to speak honestly from the heart, without hurt or anger. The middle vane in the feather symbolizes the path that every man walks in their life time, and every barb that comes of the middle vane symbolizes the choices we all have in life, and that every choice we make is attached to the middle or main path that we take. Eagle down is scattered in entrances as a friendly welcome when people of great importance come and it is also often used in dances. Besides being a member of many different clans, every descendant from the Northwest Coast First Nations belongs to either a Raven or Eagle Clan. The membership is always defined by which clan the individuals mother belonged to. The bald eagle is common all along the coast, while the golden eagles live mainly in mountainous regions. Eagles are large birds of prey with impressive hunting and fishing skills Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. In many regions, Eagle clan families are traditionally the most prominent, and Eagle chefs the most powerful. Eagle in myth are, likewise, usually noble characters. Eagle spirits are associated with lofty ideals and the pursuit of freedom. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, eagle may often be depicted with salmon, one of its favorite foods. In some Haida myth and legends, eagle and Raven are close companions and serve as alter egos to one another. They are two halves of the great whole, often divided and often united. Although they are technically equals, the Trickster Raven is the better know. Eagle and Raven are the two clans among the Haida and Tlingit. Eagle is one of four main crests among the Tsimshian, and one of three major Heiltsuk crests. In the art, eagle is identified by a powerful beak whose upper half ends in a strong downward curve, which may re-curve, or hook back toward the body. Eagles have no ears, or small ears (which may indicate magic powers and the intention to depict a Supernatural Eagle). Often Eagle is shown with ovoid eyes; split U feather, wing and tail feather motifs; and sharp curved talons. Eagle spirit helpers and supernatural Eagles often feature either a prominent “crown” of feather or two curly protuberances atop head. $475.00
Victor West - Genius Man Transforms all the Creatures Bentwood Box ID#5908


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Victor West is of Tlingit, Cree and Irish ancestry. Victor hand carved this out of Yellow cedar and red cedar. His carving is inspired by the old Tlingit bentwood boxes. All details of his work are meticulously carved in precise relief and finished with clean and sharp paint work. He prides himself in his work which he pursues enthusiastically.The measurements are 8" in Height by 6.5/8" in Width by by 11.3/4" in Length. ID#5908 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided.$1,250.00
Victor West - Killer Whale Bentwood Box #5910


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Victor West is of Tlingit, Cree and Irish ancestry. Victor hand carved this out of red cedar. His carving is inspired by the old Tlingit bentwood boxes. All details of his work are meticulously carved in precise relief and finished with clean and sharp paint work. He prides himself in his work which he pursues enthusiastically.The measurements are 15" in Height by 11" in Width by by 11" in Length. ID#5910 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. The Orca or Killer Whale. The Northwest Coast is home to many species of whales, of which the distinctive black-and-white killer whale (or Orca) is the common. The first whales came into being when they were carved in wood by a human, or by Raven, or by a Master Carpenter, and then magically infused with a life force. Killer Whale is a very important crest and mythic being among many groups, and one of the most commonly depicted in the art. Killer Whales widely recognized as clan ancestors are found in shamanic, story and crest art. In stories, the majestic’s creatures are associated with strength, dignity, prosperity and longevity. They are also associated with copper and wealth. Killer Whale clans are thought to inhabit villages deep under the ocean. When they are at home, the killer whale People take off their black-and-white skins and live like giant humans. Killer Whales are thought to be the reincarnations, of great chiefs; when a great chief dies, Killer Whales customarily come close to the shore to take chief’s spirit. Killer Whales are known to capsize canoes and carry the occupants (and sometimes canoes) into the depth to their villages. On the other hand, Killer Whales often guide people to safety when they are caught on the water in stormy weather. People consider Killer Whales to be closely related to humans, and also to Wolf. Wolf and Killer whale are both admired for their hunting skill, strength, intelligence and devotion. Killer Whale is sometime called Wolf of the sea. According to some myths, the first Killer Whale was a supernatural, white-furred wolf who entered the sea and transformed. Alternatively, a killer Whale may beach itself and take on the appearance of Wolf in order to wander the earth. These two beings are physical manifestations of one spirit being or essence. The dangerous practice of hunting whales, the grey whale in particular, was carried out by the Nuu-chah-nulth and Makah. Killer Whales and wolves are both revered as great hunters and therefore feature prominently in Nuu-chah-nulth art, religion and mythology. Wolves are credited with giving important whaling secrets to humans. As elsewhere on the coast, people considered Wolves and Whales to be essentially connected- two expressions of one magical, impressive being, with the power to manifest either form of its nature. The Nuu-chah-nulth apparently did not hunt Killer whales. The Killer Whale masks are so large that they sometimes cover the dancer’s entire body, and often feature movable fins and tails for dramatic effects. All along the coast, fishers and hunter often applied Killer Whale designs to their canoes and other paraphernalia. Killer Whale depiction may include a human figure, clinging to the dorsal fin as the whale moves through the water. A number of different myths from various regions may be alluded to with such an image. Often, Killer Whale is shown grasped in thunderbird’s talons. Less commonly, eagle is the captor. Killer whale may be identified by a large, long, snub-nosed head; elongated nostrils; a wide, toothy mouth; a blowhole; a prominent dorsal fin; two small pectoral fins; and fluked tail. The body is often rounded and smooth. Whales in breaching posture are popular depictions. Additional faces are sometimes embedded in the blowhole, and the dorsal fins may also contain another creature’s image. On poles or house posts, Killer Whale is carved along the length, with its head above or below its body. Sometimes, instead of a full portrayal, Killer Whale is represented by and upright dorsal fin and a blowhole, along with a tail and side flippers, or even by a circle alone, indicating the blowhole. The Native Symbol Orca or Killer Whales symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. He is said to protect those who travel away from home, and lead them back when the time comes. The Killer Whales live like wolves, mate for life and raise each child with care. They also travel in large groups of families, working together to protect all members of their pod. Known as the “Lord of the Ocean” the Killer whale is said to be the guardian of the ocean, with seals as his slaves and dolphins as his warriors. It is believed that Killer Whales are closely related to humans, and it is said that when a human drowns the human is taken down by Killer Whales into their deep villages and transformed into a Killer Whale. Some tribes believe that the Killer Whale will purposefully take down whole canoes to come closer to their loved ones. When a Killer Whale is seen of shore he is believed to be a deceased human or chief trying to communicate with loved ones. Some tribes believe that Orcas are reincarnations of their former chiefs lost at sea. Some people tell the following story on how the white markings appeared on the Killer Whale. The legend of the Killer Whale is a tale of Natcitlaneh who was abandoned on an island by his brothers-in-law who were jealous of his prowess as a hunter. He was rescued by the Sea Lions and taken to their village in a cave where he healed their Chief. In gratitude, the Sea Lions gave him supernatural powers enabling him to carve eight wooden Killer Whales. These Whales came to life when they were placed in the sea and avenged him by killing his brothers-in-law. As a mark of respect, Natcitlaneh built a house and named it Killer Whale House. According to the legend, the ancestors visited the house located at the bottom of the ocean to obtain rights to use the Killer Whale as a crest.$2,500.00
Victor West - Killer Whale Bentwood Box #5911


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Victor West is of Tlingit, Cree and Irish ancestry. Victor hand carved this out of red cedar. His carving is inspired by the old Tlingit bentwood boxes. All details of his work are meticulously carved in precise relief and finished with clean and sharp paint work. He prides himself in his work which he pursues enthusiastically.The measurements are 11.1/2" in Height by 10.3/4" in Width by by 18.5/8" in Length. ID#5911 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. The Orca or Killer Whale. The Northwest Coast is home to many species of whales, of which the distinctive black-and-white killer whale (or Orca) is the common. The first whales came into being when they were carved in wood by a human, or by Raven, or by a Master Carpenter, and then magically infused with a life force. Killer Whale is a very important crest and mythic being among many groups, and one of the most commonly depicted in the art. Killer Whales widely recognized as clan ancestors are found in shamanic, story and crest art. In stories, the majestic’s creatures are associated with strength, dignity, prosperity and longevity. They are also associated with copper and wealth. Killer Whale clans are thought to inhabit villages deep under the ocean. When they are at home, the killer whale People take off their black-and-white skins and live like giant humans. Killer Whales are thought to be the reincarnations, of great chiefs; when a great chief dies, Killer Whales customarily come close to the shore to take chief’s spirit. Killer Whales are known to capsize canoes and carry the occupants (and sometimes canoes) into the depth to their villages. On the other hand, Killer Whales often guide people to safety when they are caught on the water in stormy weather. People consider Killer Whales to be closely related to humans, and also to Wolf. Wolf and Killer whale are both admired for their hunting skill, strength, intelligence and devotion. Killer Whale is sometime called Wolf of the sea. According to some myths, the first Killer Whale was a supernatural, white-furred wolf who entered the sea and transformed. Alternatively, a killer Whale may beach itself and take on the appearance of Wolf in order to wander the earth. These two beings are physical manifestations of one spirit being or essence. The dangerous practice of hunting whales, the grey whale in particular, was carried out by the Nuu-chah-nulth and Makah. Killer Whales and wolves are both revered as great hunters and therefore feature prominently in Nuu-chah-nulth art, religion and mythology. Wolves are credited with giving important whaling secrets to humans. As elsewhere on the coast, people considered Wolves and Whales to be essentially connected- two expressions of one magical, impressive being, with the power to manifest either form of its nature. The Nuu-chah-nulth apparently did not hunt Killer whales. The Killer Whale masks are so large that they sometimes cover the dancer’s entire body, and often feature movable fins and tails for dramatic effects. All along the coast, fishers and hunter often applied Killer Whale designs to their canoes and other paraphernalia. Killer Whale depiction may include a human figure, clinging to the dorsal fin as the whale moves through the water. A number of different myths from various regions may be alluded to with such an image. Often, Killer Whale is shown grasped in thunderbird’s talons. Less commonly, eagle is the captor. Killer whale may be identified by a large, long, snub-nosed head; elongated nostrils; a wide, toothy mouth; a blowhole; a prominent dorsal fin; two small pectoral fins; and fluked tail. The body is often rounded and smooth. Whales in breaching posture are popular depictions. Additional faces are sometimes embedded in the blowhole, and the dorsal fins may also contain another creature’s image. On poles or house posts, Killer Whale is carved along the length, with its head above or below its body. Sometimes, instead of a full portrayal, Killer Whale is represented by and upright dorsal fin and a blowhole, along with a tail and side flippers, or even by a circle alone, indicating the blowhole. The Native Symbol Orca or Killer Whales symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. He is said to protect those who travel away from home, and lead them back when the time comes. The Killer Whales live like wolves, mate for life and raise each child with care. They also travel in large groups of families, working together to protect all members of their pod. Known as the “Lord of the Ocean” the Killer whale is said to be the guardian of the ocean, with seals as his slaves and dolphins as his warriors. It is believed that Killer Whales are closely related to humans, and it is said that when a human drowns the human is taken down by Killer Whales into their deep villages and transformed into a Killer Whale. Some tribes believe that the Killer Whale will purposefully take down whole canoes to come closer to their loved ones. When a Killer Whale is seen of shore he is believed to be a deceased human or chief trying to communicate with loved ones. Some tribes believe that Orcas are reincarnations of their former chiefs lost at sea. Some people tell the following story on how the white markings appeared on the Killer Whale. The legend of the Killer Whale is a tale of Natcitlaneh who was abandoned on an island by his brothers-in-law who were jealous of his prowess as a hunter. He was rescued by the Sea Lions and taken to their village in a cave where he healed their Chief. In gratitude, the Sea Lions gave him supernatural powers enabling him to carve eight wooden Killer Whales. These Whales came to life when they were placed in the sea and avenged him by killing his brothers-in-law. As a mark of respect, Natcitlaneh built a house and named it Killer Whale House. According to the legend, the ancestors visited the house located at the bottom of the ocean to obtain rights to use the Killer Whale as a crest.$2,700.00
Victor West - Owl & Salamandor Bentwood Box ID#5906


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Victor West is of Tlingit, Cree and Irish ancestry. Victor hand carved this out of red cedar. His carving is inspired by the old Tlingit bentwood boxes. All details of his work are meticulously carved in precise relief and finished with clean and sharp paint work. He prides himself in his work which he pursues enthusiastically.The measurements are 7.1/4" in Height by 5.3/4" in Width by by 5.7/8" in Length. ID#5906 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. The Owl is a great foreteller of weather conditions and can be observed to identify changes in environment. He is the ruler of the night and the seer of souls, the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds and it is this relationship that gave the Owl some negative associations with death. The strength of the Owl would be invoked during ceremonies when prophesy of secret knowledge or a message of the unknown is involved. The Owl has a family connection to sorcerers, as well as companions to seers, supernatural and medicine people. We are all visionaries and what we see is our soul in things. Owls can be identified in Northwest Coast Aboriginal art by their large forward-facing eyes and ear-holes, a hawk-like beak, a flat face with a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye. $575.00
Victor West - Owl Bentwood Box ID#5904


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Victor West is of Tlingit, Cree and Irish ancestry. Victor hand carved this out of red cedar. His carving is inspired by the old Tlingit bentwood boxes. All details of his work are meticulously carved in precise relief and finished with clean and sharp paint work. He prides himself in his work which he pursues enthusiastically.The measurements are 5.1/2" in Height by 3.3/8" in Width by by 3.1/4" in Length. ID#5904 All prices are in Canadian Funds. Shipping is not included in the price. We will package up your order get an exact amount for the shipping. You will receive an invoice from us via PAYPAL. Once the shipping has been paid we will mail out your parcel and forward you a tracking number if one was provided. First Nations people perceived the Owl to be linked with wisdom, foresight and the keeper of sacred knowledge. The Owl is a great foreteller of weather conditions and can be observed to identify changes in environment. He is the ruler of the night and the seer of souls, the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds and it is this relationship that gave the Owl some negative associations with death. The strength of the Owl would be invoked during ceremonies when prophesy of secret knowledge or a message of the unknown is involved. The Owl has a family connection to sorcerers, as well as companions to seers, supernatural and medicine people. We are all visionaries and what we see is our soul in things. Owls can be identified in Northwest Coast Aboriginal art by their large forward-facing eyes and ear-holes, a hawk-like beak, a flat face with a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye.$275.00



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