Traditional Lovebird Bentwood Box Set by Fred Trout
225 490 $225.00 - $490.00
Bentwood boxes are a traditional item made by the First Nations people of the North American west coast including the Haida, Gitxsan, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Sugpiaq, Unangax, Yup'ik, Inupiaq and Coast Salish. These boxes are generally made out of one piece of wood that is steamed and bent to form a box.
Fred Trout, whose Tlingit heritage comes from his father, who is L’eeneidi (Dog Salmon) on the Raven side of Auk’w Kwaan Tribe, Juneau, is an accomplished carver and Northwews Coast Artist. Mr. Trout completed a three-year course study at the Totem Heritatge Center, Ketchikan, Alaska, earning a Certificate of Merit in carving.
He apprenticed with Master Tlingit Carver Nathan Jackson, working with Mr. Jackson on a 30-foot totem pole, Honoring Those Who Give, a commemorative pole that stands outside the Totem Heritage Center. Mr. Trout has studied with Tlingit Carvers Ernie Smeltzer, and Rick Beasley; Haida Artist Reggie Davidson; Tsimshian Carver David Boxley; and Steve Brown.
Fred Trout uses Red Cedar, Yellow Cedar and Alder to create carved and painted bentwood boxes, paddles, masks and Totem poles. His work is in private collections around the world and has been featured on Martha Stewart’s television program. He also has been featured in the Exploration Gallery and Eagle Spirit Gallery in Ketchikan, Village Store in Saxman and Ravens Journey Gallery in Juneau.