Birch bark is a natural material and since old times it was used in Russia for making different goods especially for making tableware. Nowadays old traditions of making birch bark things are still live and in constant development. Modern artisans beside regular tableware goods make birch bark jewelry and jewelry boxes, toys and decorative items, kitchen utensils and religious gifts. Birch bark products are amazing things created by skillful Siberian craftsmen from natural materials - bark (the top layer of birch bark) and wood. Each piece is individual and unique, as it is made by hand.
Russian Birch Bark Crafts, Trinket Boxes, Canisters, Jewelry, Bruches
Birch bark has antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptic properties so products which are kept in containers made of birch bark long time stay fresh. This is caused by fact that the birch bark contains essential oil which include terpenoids, esters, flavonoids and a number of unidentified compounds. So each item made of birch bark have a pleasant woody smell and this smell is felt even in old things. So each product made of birch bark will constantly remind you about mother nature. Each time when you hold in your hand even a small thing you fill an energy of nature.
All products are manufactured of birch bark by skilled artists from Tomsk region, Siberia. Birch bark is taken from fallen trees which are used for getting timbers and no living trees are harmed.
Birch bark products do not need special care. This is enough to wipe them with a soft wet cloth. If the item is dirty you can wash it with some running water then wipe with cloth and allow to dry.