Eagles Bulge Bowl
David A Boxley
Yellow cedar, red cedar, opercula, spruce root
8"l x 6½"w x 4½"h
"This is a yellow cedar feast bowl, another word for it is a bulge bowl, because the sides bulge outward. It’s made just like a normal bentwood box except that all of the hollowing and all of the carving is done before it’s bent and then it’s joined at the fourth corner with spruce root ties. The shell are operculum shell. This type of box would have carried the Chief’s oolichan oil and it would be used to dip salmon into the oil as a condiment. The design on this particular bowl, even though it is made like a bentwood box it’s called a bowl, it’s got Eagles on all four sides. Eagle is my family crest."
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