Looking for a Kuksa
I want a Kuksa, the traditional wooden Sami drinking cup.
HERE is an example of a few kuksas.
These cups are carved from birch burl most often and have one or two finger holes.
I would really like to carve my own but birch is about as common around here as gold, diamonds, or oil. It just doesn't grow here naturally and the landscaping trees are much too small to provide me with a piece of wood large enough to carve a kuksa.
The kuksa is naturally insulative because it's wood so hot liquids stay hot and sub-zero temperatures won't cause the kuksa to freeze to your lips.
Properly carved and maintained, the kuksa should last a lifetime of use.
Thanks for reading,