Walker Goldsmiths designed this lost wax cast Sterling Silver Bentwood Box Ring #307 originally for a Northwest Box Show at the Stonington Gallery in Seattle, WA. The wood carvers came out in full force to exhibit their boxes carved in the traditional Northwest Cost Style. We created this ring in response to a challenge to create a representation of a carved bentwood box. Our desire to participate and show another view of this exquisite art form was well received and fun indeed!
This beautiful cedar wood box, maybe half full of dried Salmon, floating down the river, got away from the people in the flood that took out the village. Now it could be the Nass River, or the Frazier, or the Skykomish at flood stage, bringing a big mess and taking the carefully wind dried precious lot of Salmon; whoever can see and then catch it will be a hero to the people. Another name for this ring is Tschmous, meaning living snag, ie. sunken log. We imagined a village after a flood with a box of dried salmon floating downstream, waterlogged, with only one carved corner sticking up, floating by waiting to be found. Does this Bentwood Box Ring from Walker Goldsmiths contain saved treasures for you?
Available in sizes 6 to 14.
Potlatch Collection ~ Sterling Silver Box Ring ~ by Janet Walker
Hand-cast, Lost wax, design #307, 18mm wide face, tapering to 5mm wide base on the squared shank, carved ring face is 9mm high and slightly hollow for good balance.
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