Posted 6 years ago
I love this bowl and 'kåsa' (guksi in English I believe). They are both hand made out of something you call "vril" (burl in English), a kind of lump that sometimes grow in trees. The vril is thought to be caused by a genetical fault that makes the fibers in the tree go in differents directions instead of down. This can be seen in different kinds of treespecies but I think my pieces are both from masurbjörk (betula pendula in latin).
Making bowls and drinkingcontainers like the "kåsa" out of vrils is an old craft. I love the fact that people saw these and realised they could make something out of them. My guess is that the bowl is from the 1940-1950's somewhere and the kåsa is from around 1980´s. The bowl looks great when filled with plums or berries and I use the kåsa to drink and eat out of when I´m out in the wilderness. Come to think of it the bowl has an "art noveau" feel to it.
There is no right category for these on CW.