Can you imagine what it must feel like peeling the bark from a tree and making it into these.
These gorgeous containers are the work of Jarrod Stone Dahl, they are a traditional basket design made by native Americans around the great lakes.
I have admired Jarrod’s work for a while everything he makes from birch bark canoes, to snowshoes, to turned bowls and carved spoons are just the finest craftsmanship. Take a look at his work here.
His partner April makes wonderful split ash baskets too.
If you would like one of these baskets Jarrod sells them for $125-175 the lidded ones being top end. Mine is a “winter bark” basket, there is a very limited time when the bark peels and has the oxidised layer that can be scraped into the patterns. I know I will enjoy mine every day for many years to come.