Hummingbird Mini Bentwood Box
Bentwood boxes are made from cedar planks, which have been steamed, cut and bent at a 90-degree angle to create a watertight and seamless structure. Unique to Northwest Coast Indigenous cultures, bentwood boxes have been used for both symbolic and everyday functions.
This box features a Hummingbird crest by Coast Salish artist and lawyer Shain Jackson. Hummingbirds are known as nurturers who naturally soothe and heal. They are symbols of love, beauty and compassion.
Shain Jackson is a Coast Salish artist from the First Nation community of Sechelt. He is a lawyer who has represented the interests of Indigenous communities and organizations throughout British Columbia in relation to a broad array of issues. After years devoted to the legal profession, Jackson has taken a break to follow his passion as an artist. Currently, Jackson is the president of Spirit Works, an Indigenous-owned, operated and staffed company focused on the design, production and distribution of Indigenous artwork such as jewelry, bentwood boxes, paddles, and so on.