18 Feb 2017

Birch, please

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to participate on the construction of a traditional birch bark canoe. Granted I played a very little part, but I participated nonetheless. My task was one of splitting roots to be used as a type of thread to sew pieces together. I had no idea the roots could be split... The splitting is actually done by hand. A very meticulous task at that! Turns out I have a knack for it! It was surprisingly very calming and spiritual. I really felt connected to the material I was using and have a profound respect for the art of canoe building. So much work and time goes into it. It really is both a work of art and a feet of engineering. I will cherish this experience for a long time to come.

Jeans: Dynamite | Shirt: BP. (Nordstrom) | Vest: Zara | Earrings: Callura | Boots: Henri Pierre

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