Art. no 76-3966
Mountain guksi mug with antler inserts
1 095,00 SEK
Tradition sami wooden cup with reindeer horn insert. Holds 1,5dl. The cups are made from birch with traditional crafting methods. Never use washing up liquid or dishwasher. Clean only with water. Comes with leather string and belt hold.
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.