Our distant ancestors lived among forests and widely used their gifts in everyday life. Being well versed in the properties of different types of trees, they made the best use of their knowledge. Not only wood, but also other parts of the tree: bast, roots, were widely and variedly used. However, a special place belongs to birch bark.
The word "birch" goes back to the Indo-European basis and means "white, light". For a long time, birch bark has been widely used for the manufacture of various products in the everyday life of the peoples of Russia. Large wicker boxes and graceful openwork boxes, one-day baskets hastily rolled up from a piece of birch bark, birch bark spoons made right there, near a fishing fire, and durable canisters that have served the family for more than one generation, caressing the eye with the natural shade of birch bark, darkened, but not losing the nobility of its color, and bright, exquisite in color, hand painted products represent the diversity of the world of birch bark.
In recent years, this folk craft has been intensively reviving and gaining its former strength and glory. Tired of glass and plastic, people are increasingly drawn to this beautiful, environmentally friendly and durable material, from which modern birch bark craftsmans make unique products:
And of course, all birch bark products, without exception, serve as a decoration for the home interior, disinfect and flavor the air, create warmth and comfort in the house.