Birch Bark Wrapped Votive feature white birch bark wrapped around a metal base. Makes a wonderful accompanyment to a holiday decor filled with flowers, greens. Makes a statement decor accent. Lined with plastic to ensure no drips or leaks.
DIMENSIONS: 6" H x 5" DIA
FACTS & HISTORY: Birch bark or birchbark is the bark of several Eurasian and North American birch trees of the genus Betula.
The strong and water-resistant cardboard-like bark can be easily cut, bent, and sewn, which has made it a valuable building, crafting, and writing material, since pre-historic times. Today, birch bark remains a popular type of wood for various handicrafts and arts.
Birch bark also contains substances of medicinal and chemical interest. Some of those products (such as betulin) also have fungicidal properties that help preserve bark artifacts, as well as food preserved in bark containers.