This is a piece made for my friends `Girls` to have a safe place to keep some heritage jewellery. His wife and 4 daughters. Each of the children were given guardian animals by their grandmother at birth. There are 4 drawers for each child with their animals carved on the drawer front in Nuu-Chah-Nulth style. The lid opens up as a place for Momma`s treasures. Represented by a bear paw with each claw a feather for her 4 children.
The box is made from solid cherry wood and the drawer fronts are yellow cedar with a strip of cheery in the middle. The lid is frame and panel style cherry and yellow cedar. The drawer pulls are made from 1 piece of red cedar driftwood. The finish is Saicos hardwax oil.
All photos by Marni Recker photography.