Here is an interesting and simple birch bark product that cures headaches.
Berestya does not cause allergies – you can not be afraid of skin irritation; birch bark is able to heal wounds, relieve headaches, regulate blood pressure. To get rid of the suffering of the body, it is enough to buy a skillfully woven birch bark ribbon or a birch bark hairpin, comb your hair with a birch bark comb or put on a bracelet woven from birch bark
Birch bark is one of those natural materials that our ancestors successfully used in various areas of life, from writing letters to creating amazing jewelry. Now it is returning to everyday life, although in much smaller quantities. Among the striking examples of the use of the material are birch bark letters and manuscripts - and, interestingly, this material was used not only in Russia, but even in India (in the north, in the foothills of the Himalayas). Novgorod birch bark letters Manuscript from Kashmir Birch bark was used in construction as a waterproofing material - as roofing material is now used. A layer was made from it between the lower crowns of log cabins, under floor beams, window sills. Easily twisted sheets made it possible to arrange drains. Roofs were made of birch bark on small buildings, temporary housing was created. Nanai summer dwelling made of birch bark Birch bark on the roof and under the beams Birch bark was also used to make boats. Very light, nimble, they required a lot of attention to manage, but they could be transported over land even by one person. Very actively birch bark was used to store weapons, especially arrows. Here the ability of the material to keep moisture out played a role, so that it was important for quickly rusting iron. This quiver is a modern product, but the technology is kept close to the old one. General form Another reconstruction Even now, when bows are almost forgotten, birch bark is used as a material for typesetting knife handles. Handle under construction Ready product They made tubes for papers, bags, boxes of various types from birch bark. Wicker bag, imitation of an old craft The so-called pester - a basket, a box. They were usually woven from bast, but birch bark was also used. Naturally, new I must say, now "eco" bags and backpacks made of birch bark are gaining popularity. Not only is it a renewable, "green" material, it also supports the "Russian flavor". However, not only our masters work with birch bark - the material is also popular abroad. Even more often, birch bark was used to create dishes and storage devices. Tueski, ladles, boxes, caskets, mugs, even teapots and cauldrons - all this was actively used in everyday life as "consumables", and only a few products of the old masters have survived to this day. Modern birch bark crafts Eco-ware Imitation of traditional birch bark carving The combination of birch bark with wood Almost all products are decorated with carvings and coloring. Birchbark breadbasket is not inferior to wooden ones in its qualities Interesting connection technology, does not allow water to spill out of such a box Caskets and baskets - a logical development of the idea When using several layers of material, quite strong and durable chests are obtained. Wicker chests should rather be called boxes And what carving patterns are selected by the masters! Often birch bark is used only for the decoration of wooden products. Separately, it is worth mentioning the paintings on birch bark. They are monochrome (only in shades of one color) or colored, flat or embossed. Separately, I would like to mention the unusual technique of birch bark mosaics by the Irkutsk master Ushakov. I recommend reading a lot of information about it here. Of course, those craftsmen who are engaged in the creation of jewelry did not lose sight of this unique material. For a long time, kokoshniks, crowns for girls, were made from birch bark, they used it as a substrate for more complex and expensive headdresses. Traditional kokoshnik with headband Crown (corolla) Girl's aureole with pendants Quite a modern hoop (rim) for hair And, of course, jewelry - bracelets, pendants, pendants, even rings and earrings. And on the eve of the New Year holidays, I also want to recall the traditional and newfangled toy made of birch bark. Traditional northern toy made of wicker birch bark and wood (remake) The technology is traditional, the forms are already different birch bark rattles Penza souvenirs Tula "shores" Simple cone puppets And finally - some quite modern use cases, from curious to practical. In Lithuania, they propose to wear masks made of purely natural and useful material - so to speak, we will hit the coronavirus with birch bark Birch bark baseball cap - a successful combination of the American model with the material and patterns