On display at the Museum of Russian Icons In Clinton MA.
“As far back as the Stone Age, parts of the birch tree have been used across Northern Europe and Russia. Craftspeople and homemakers learned to use the tree for wallpaper, lumber, medicine, tea, shoes, writing paper, and other creative applications. Birch wood and bark quickly became a common material for more decorative forms of folk art as well. Woodcarving adorned buildings across Russia, and even the homes of peasants were decorated with spectacular birch carvings.”
Siberian artist Vladimir Tulyak created highly detailed and delicately hued icons from layers of birch bark.
12 thoughts on “Tree of Life: Birch Through the Ages”
Amazing share! Thank’s Julie.
Thanks, Elvira. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
A pleasure, Julie.
You as well.
Beautiful work! Utterly amazing what can be done with birch bark.
Beautiful! Amazing talent they had to create these works of art. Your photos capture the detail perfectly.
Thank you! The works were so delicate. They must have taken hours to complete.
Old Art was so well worked, it is incredible! Dedicated artists worked long hours to make it look best. Thank you, Julie. I love Art! 🙂
Lovely craftsmanship here, Julie, with the birch bark. Thanks for all the detailed photos displaying it.
What an amazing plant. And what talented artists.
Most interesting and wonderful craftsmanship.
So delicate! I was very taken by it.