Hand carved red cedar, yellow cedar and acrylic bentwood box by Metis artist James Michels Hand Carved and Painted Bear and Eagle Bentwood Bowl by Carrier artist Larry Rosso Hand Carved and Painted Bear and Wolf Bentwood Box Hand Carved Red Cedar Eagle Bentwood Box by Joe Campbell Hand carved red cedar, acrylic & Operculum Bear bentwood box by Nuu-chah-nulth artist Sanford Williams Red cedar and acyrlic salmon and eggs box by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Steve Smith Red cedar and acrylic wolf bentwood box by Gitxsan artist Trevor Angus Silkscreened red cedar split eagle bentwood box by First Nations artist James Michels Red Cedar Bentwood silk screened Bear Box Red Cedar Silk-screened Double Head Eagle Bentwood box by Metis artist James Michels "Discovering the Peace Within" Bentwood Box

"The nature of cedar allowed it to be steambent without difficulty...The process of steambending...involved cutting kerfs (notches) at place where the plank was to be bent...One of the most outstanding items manufactured by Northwest Coast woodworkers must surely be bentwood (or bent-corner) container. No other people in the world devised a large wooden container by kerfing and steambending a single plank to form four sides...Bentwood containers with a height greater than the width are termed boxes, while those with a length greater than their height are referred to as chests (Stewart 1984: 47-84)"

- Excerpt from Cedar by Hilary Stewart