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Bentwood Box Workshop – Saturday September 17, 2016
September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM$250
Tla-o-qui-aht master canoe carver Joe Martin will introduce the traditional teachings and uses of the Huupukwanum, or the Nuu-chah-nulth bentwood box. The Huupukwanum has many utilitarian purposes for the Nuu-chah-nulth people but also carries a strong symbology around the teachings, rights, dances and songs held by the chiefs. Participants will have the opportunity to steam and fasten their own 8 x 11 inch box using cedar. This is a full day workshop and will take place on the Shore Pier outside under the covered area. Dress appropriately. Space for 8 participants. Applications for some bursaries available, contact us to learn more.
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