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Tlingit Woodcarving

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

Tlingit wood-carved ladles, vessels, and boxes, representing birds and mammals

Exhibition Text

Tlingit men made boxes from two pieces of wood. A thin cedar board was kerfed (grooved) in three places and then steamed so that it could be bent at right angles along the grooces to make the sides of the box. The edges were sewn toge