Coast Salish Fishing Bentwood Box
James Michels

Wonderful Holiday Gift!
James has created this stunning box for the avid fisherman. It was created with a hand knife finished yellow cedar body and a red cedar lid and base to complement the contrast in wood. The lid is adorned with a traditional deer shank salmon fishing hook, which is bound with spruce root. These boxes can be ordered individually or by order for corporate gifts. This authentic bentwood box is simply a joy to hold and observe! This bentwood box must be ordered.

James Michels
James Michels was on born July 29th 1969 in Merrit B.C., he is a highly accomplished Cree/Metis artist whos creations are held in high esteem by other artists and knowledgeable collectors. James apprenticed with acclaimed Coast Salish artist Joseph Campbell as well as spending considerable time observing various master artists at the K’san Native art school. His bentwood boxes and stunning panels can be regularly viewed in most of the major galleries of Northwest Coast artwork in both Canada and the United States. James Michels is presently working on a large commission of a series of bentwood boxes for the Canadian Government. Last year a series of his bentwood boxes were commissioned for the participants of the 2005 PGA Golf Skins game in Whistler BC. As well, his artwork has been purchased by President Bill Clinton, former Prime Minister Paul Martin and singing legend Joni Mitchell.  James is also sought after for his exceptional large carved panels and totem poles.

Coast Salish Fishing Bentwood Box
Coast Salish Fishing Bentwood Box
Object Origin:
Coast Salish/Metis
James Michels
yellow and red cedar, bone, spruce root
3 X 3 X 2.75 inches
Bentwood Boxes & Sculptures