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Birch bark art by Vadim Komarov

Tues of birch bark 'Flowers'. Birch bark art by Vadim Komarov (BeReSta63)

Tues of birch bark ‘Flowers’. Birch bark art by Vadim Komarov (BeReSta63)

Tues of birch bark. Made of several layers of birch bark, facing layer – stamping, water-based lacquered (eco-friendly). Bottom and lid – cedar. Ideal for storing food, dried herbs, mushrooms, berries. Tues, tuesok (tuesy, tueski – plural) – small birch-bark box with a lid. Classic tues is cylindrical. Another name – Burak. The word “Tues” is borrowed from Northern Russia Komi language, meaning “Birch bark”. Russian artist of applied art Vadim Komarov (BeReSta63) is a talented self-taught craftsman working with birch bark. He lives in the city of Beryozovsky, Siberia. Initially birch bark folk crafts was his hobby, he has worked as an electrician all his life, but as it often happens, his favorite hobby has become his second profession.

Tues of birch bark 'Scarlet Flower'. Birch bark art by Vadim Komarov (BeReSta63)

Tues of birch bark ‘Scarlet Flower’. Birch bark art by Vadim Komarov (BeReSta63)

Birch bark remains a popular type of wood for various handicrafts and arts. Birch bark is a miracle material, for centuries people appreciated the healing properties of birch bark. Even in a cold room birch stays warm, as it has a great positive energy. Into the cereals and flour stored in birch bark tuesok will never get the bug, in addition birch has the property to take the excess moisture from these products.

Birch bark box 'Bird of happiness'

Birch bark box ‘Bird of happiness’. Birch bark art by Vadim Komarov (BeReSta63)

The top layer of birch bark birch bark – the perfect material for the manufacture of various products. Products made of birch bark prominently in folk crafts, from it manufactured toys, dishes, shoes, used for birch-bark scrolls, made boats, used in construction as waterproofing. At present, the bark is used to make souvenirs, jewelry, glassware, various baskets, etc.

Birch bark box 'Bird of happiness'

Birch bark box ‘Bird of happiness’. Birch bark art by Vadim Komarov (BeReSta63)

Birch bark box

Birch bark box. Birch bark art by Vadim Komarov (BeReSta63)

Birch bark box, detail

Birch bark box, detail

Birch bark box

Birch bark box. Birch bark art by Vadim Komarov (BeReSta63)

Birchbark plate

Birchbark plate

Birchbark plate

Birchbark plate

Birchbark decorative plate

Birchbark decorative plate

Birchbark decorative plate 'House'

Birchbark decorative plate ‘House’

Tea drinking. Tues of birch bark

Tea drinking. Tues of birch bark

Tues for honey

Tues for honey. Birch bark art by Vadim Komarov (BeReSta63)

Tues for honey

Tues for honey

Tues for honey

Tues for honey

Birch bark tues, handmade

Birch bark tues, handmade

Birch bark tues, handmade

Birch bark tues, handmade

Birch bark tues, handmade

Birch bark tues, handmade

Wedding photoalbum of birch bark

Wedding photoalbum of birch bark

Wedding photoalbum of birch bark

Wedding photoalbum of birch bark

Wedding photoalbum of birch bark

Wedding photoalbum of birch bark

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