Haida Box by Clarence A. Wells
This is a remarkable example of a Haida bentwood box made by first nation artist Clarence A. Wells, (
Tsimpshien, b. 1950). Haida bentwood boxes are traditionally made of cedar, found on Haida Gwaii, and were used as storage, for cooking and for trading.
This artwork features totemic images on all sides along with Wells signature metallic carving on the lid. The box measures 9 inches square and 5 1/2 inches tall.