Bear and Frog Spirit Box

by Boma
Canada
$115.00
Item No. B322
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This spirit box was designed by Tom McPhee, a non-Indian Canadian artist. His spirit boxes resemble the Indian grease bowls, but are a new interpretation of the art. This box is suitable for jewelry. Color is rosewood. Length is 6 inches, the interior of the box is 3½ by 2½ inches. This museum quality piece is made from a crushed marble and natural resin composite which undergoes multiple polishing and highlighting steps to develop the uniquely rich and warm finish. Made in Canada.

This spirit box was designed by Tom McPhee, a non-Indian Canadian artist. His spirit boxes resemble the Indian grease bowls, but are a new interpretation of the art. This box is suitable for jewelry. Color is rosewood. Length is 6 inches, the interior of the box is 3½ by 2½ inches. This museum quality piece is made from a crushed marble and natural resin composite which undergoes multiple polishing and highlighting steps to develop the uniquely rich and warm finish. Made in Canada.

  • Bear
    Bears were held in great respect by the Coastal Indians because of their humanlike qualities. Bears that had been killed were taken to the chief's house and treated like guests. Prayers and dances were made to the soul of the bear so that harm would not later befall the hunters. The bear motif is often found carved and painted on totem poles and used in many other art works.
  • Frog
    The Frog, although not found in the territory of the northern Indians, plays a significant part in their mythology. It has been suggested that the lore of the frog came with their ancestors from Asia. The Frog is usually portrayed by a wide toothless mouth and flat nose, and showing feet and toes.

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