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- By: North House Folk School
- Format: Paperback, 177 pages, 8.5 x 11 in.
- Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
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- ISBN: 978-1565233072
A beautifully illustrated book devoted to the history and practical uses of the distinctive and graceful birch tree, written by the North House Folk School of Grand Marais, Minnesota.
"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 tree have served many cultures; thus, the birch is celebrated in countless tradions, histories, and myths.
In Celebrating Birch, North House Folk School, a community in Grand Marais, Minnesota, created to encourage lifelong learning through the teaching of traditional crafts, introduces a broad history of the birch - from its biology and ecology to its place in the practical and spiritual aspects of many northern cultures. In additiona, 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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