Celebrating Birch: The Lore, Art and Craft of an Ancient Tree


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Celebrating Birch: The Lore, Art and Craft of an Ancient Tree
Pages: 192
Size: 8.5″ X 11″ Inches

Known as the Mother Tree by some, the birch has been significant to the well-being of civilizations in the Northern Hemisphere since the last ice age. The unlimited uses and applications of this distinctive and graceful tree have served many cultures; thus, the birch is celebrated in countless traditions, histories, and myths.

In Celebrating Birch, North House Folk School, a community created to encourage lifelong learning through the teaching of traditional crafts, introduces a broad history of the birchfrom its biology and ecology to its place in the practical and spiritual aspects of many northern cultures. In addition, included are 20 beautiful and practical projects to create, including a woven bark basket, carved box, and turned wooden bowl. More than just a tree, the birch is a link to our common human past that enriches the lives, hearts, and minds of those who work with it.

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