Hand carved birch burl double handle Kuksa
A double finger looped mug of 200ml, hand carved in Lapland, traditionally salted and cured. For centuries the beautifully figured birch burl kuksa has been the drinking vessel of the Sami, the indigenous people of far northern Scandinavia. These are light, bounce if dropped, and have better insulating properties than porcelain or enamel, which of course stops them freezing to lips during arctic winters — maybe not such a problem here, but the principle remains. Can be used for hot or cold drinks. Just rinse with cold water and dry after use, and occasionally (should it be required) sterilise by soaking overnight in a strong spirit of choice. The ultimate camping mug, but equally good at home.