Art. no 76-215
Guksi Hjortron mug
Traditional mountain wooden cup from birch with reindeer insert. Comes with leather string. Holds 1,5 dl. High qulity. This product is treated with boiled instant coffee and after treated with paraffin oil.
Guksi (or Finnish: kuksa; Swedish: kåsa) is a type of drinking cup traditionally duodji crafted by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia from carved birch burl. The burl is contoured to a rough shape, carefully dried to prevent the wood from cracking, then formed in accordance with the local tradition. Originally guksi, or kuksa, were widely used in Arctic areas as a personal drinking cup; a well-made guksi lasts a lifetime.
Swedish Lapland cultural legacy
The beak shoe, guksi wooden cup, lappish sami inspired knives or tin bracelets are interesting not only for its unique and distinctive character, but also for its cultural heritage. A legacy that has its roots as far back as the 1500s. During the 1900s, it is primarily the Sami tradition with beak shoes to gáktis who have contributed to beak the shoe is still going strong.