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Lana Siberie

Birch Bag ONE-OFF

€117.50 EUR €235.00 EUR

Crafted by Russian artisans and Lana Siberie using the ancient art of birch bark weaving. The straps and inside the bag are made from vintage handwoven linen.

Birch bark has been used in Russia for production of household items and accessories for centuries, the secrets this tradition have been passed down from one generation to another. It is well known that birch bark is rich in betulin (birch camphor) and its components contain healing qualities such as anti-stress action, antispasmodic, an analgesic with powerful anti-fungal, antiviral, and anti-bacterial qualities.

The bag can be used for storage, thanks to the strength, flexibility, resistance to decay it keeps herbs, nuts, dried berries, flour, cereals, spices, bay leaf and bread. Peasants tried to keep flour reserves in birch bark Tuies so that the flour would not be spoiled by flour worms and bugs. Honey, sunflower, hemp, flaxseed oil was poured into the Tuies

All winter in the cellar in birch bark booth was stored without sugar berries-cloudberries.Tuies was also appreciated because water, milk or kvass remained in it for a long time cold, and hot water did not get cold for long.This property of birch bark is explained by its structure.

It consists of a multitude of very thin layers that do not allow moisture and air to pass through, and the top layer is covered with a white coating that reflects the sun's rays.The device of the vessel resembles a thermos. It has external and internal walls, between which remains a small air insulation layer. On the inner side of the walls, a white chalk surface promotes the reflection of heat rays. The inner wall should be without a single crack: after all, it holds the liquid, so it was made from one piece, where the bark was removed from the trunk by a "pipe".
At the outer wall, the task is different - to be beautiful and elegant. No wonder it is called a "shirt". It was collected in a lock, or sewed from a flat piece of birch bark, providing protection to the inner sealed part.

This 100% handmade, natural, plant-based bag is a contemporary take on the traditional craft with a healthy twist. It is suitable for vegans.

One of a kind, unique item - ONE-OFF

Lifestyle - homeware - interior - decorative

Lana Siberie crafts one of a kind items from handmade, vintage and natural materials. Sustainability, Mindfulness and Wellness are the main principles that govern the realms of the brand's universe.

Made by Lana Siberie and artisans in Russia (vintage) 

Bag: vintage Birch Bark
Straps and inner sack: vintage handwoven linen

22.5 x 17.5, circ. 21-24, oval

Sourced: Russia
Crafted: England