This Butterfly Bentwood Box is by Cole Speck from the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation. This bentwood box has sides made of yellow cedar and a lid and a base of red cedar. It has been painted in acrylic on four sides and features a striking Kwakwaka'wakw butterfly design.
The Butterfly symbolizes transformation, metamorphosis, beauty, balance, and grace.
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Cole Speck apprenticed under renowned master carver Wayne Alfred and was also mentored by, and a senior apprentice to the late Beau Dick, celebrated artist, activist, and master carver.
This bentwood box is about 9 inches or 23 centimeters high and close to 10 1/2 inches or 26.5 centimeters wide and deep.