Utilitarian Bentwood Box by John Garcia
John Garcia is a Tlingit Carver from Juneau, Alaska. John is Eagle/Wolf from the Kaagwaataan Clan.
These boxes are made out of one piece of wood that is steamed and bent to form a box. Traditional uses of the boxes was varied and included storage of food goods, clothing and for burial. They were often without decoration while others were decorated elaborately. The food storage boxes, or as John calls them "Tlingit Tupperware", are tied with rope that is knotted with traditional Chilkat weaving knots.