Birch bark artwork by Vladimir Mahnyuk
Birch bark artwork by Vladimir Mahnyuk. Russian artist of applied art Vladimir Mahnyuk was born in 1958 in the Ural city of Shadrinsk. The craftsman creates beautiful things from a birch bark, thigs that can be useful in every day life, and can be given as a souvenire. In samovars you can safely pour boiling water, teapot – you will enjoy drinking flavored drink from a teapot and a cup made of birch bark. In such samovar water will stay hot for 4 – 5 hours. In the barrels and other containers beverages remain cool, even if they stand all day in the sun. Milk can be kept in a bark jug, and no need for refrigerator, it will remain cool and fresh for two days. Pick up the birch-bark, listen to your feelings: warmth and tenderness, kindness and peace – that’s exactly what you need today.
The master does not hide secrets and published a book – guide, in which he described all steps in processing birch bark. Vladimir Mahnyuk is a world recognized craftsman, whose bark products were exhibited not only in Russian main cities, but also in Shanghai Paris, Saudi Arabia and the USA