Spirit Box - Bear & Frog by Thomas McPhee
Spirit Boxes were used during traditional potlatch ceremonies when plentiful food was being distributed. You would either bring your own food in it or you would be gifted one to store leftovers after the potlatch was over.
By giving somebody a Spirit Box you can show your appreciation or love by providing that special someone with a unique symbolic container to store the good things in life. Their clean and polished look makes them a great addition to any shelf or work desk.
The beauty and lightness of Tom McPhee's Spirit Boxes make them eye-catching and yet affordable starter or supplement pieces for your personal Northwest Coast art collection.
Bear has always been perceived in traditional Northwest Coast cultures as a link between human and animal worlds. Because of their strength and fierceness, Bears are frequently the guardians, protectors and helping spirits of warriors.
Frog also lives in two worlds and has always been revered for its adaptability, knowledge and power to move between both natural and supernatural. Frog is also known for being a great communicator and is often associated with wealth.
Dimensions: 7.5 x 4 x 4.5" / 19 x 9 x 11 cm
Weight: 1.35 lb / 0.6 kg
Material: recycled marble and crushed glass resin