Bentwood Box Sometimes called a "bent-corner box", the elegant bentwood box is a storage container fit for royalty. It is made from a single plank steamed until soft enough to bend at a 90-degree angle. Because of the bending, three of the box's corners are smooth while the fourth corner was joined with pegs or spruce root lashing.
This particular bentwood box is carved from Red Cedar, by David Boxley, a Tsimshian native. Born in 1952, in Metlakatla, he was raised by his grandparents who taught him many of the Tsimshian traditions. It was in 1979 David started to study traditional Tsimshian carving techniques. This is a beautiful piece.