Bentwood Box 
Carved out of cedar, this box is two feet high. It is called "bentwood" because the box is made from one piece of wood that is steamed and bent. Originally, bentwood boxes were made to store important goods such as food, clothing, and even toys like miniature canoes. Today, many Northwest Coast Indian artists make bentwood boxes to sell to art galleries or museums. Artist Larry Rosso (Carrier) made this box in 1991. Recently, Larry has been teaching his son and nephew how to carve. Both have asked him "How can you make it look so easy?" He tells them, "It’s easy, but it took thirty years of training to get to this level."


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