From 'closed grain' burl of Birch, this children's Kuksa is safe to hold and provides protection from the heat of a hot beverage.
These Kuksa, similar enough to suggest they belong together, but unique enough by nature and design to belong to individuals, were given as Christmas presents to a couple we are friends with to drink Puerh tea from. Designed to be used indoors or out, they are tough, thick-walled cups and feel nice in two hands or one. They can be hung on the wall of the kitchen or off your belt when camping.
The above Kuksa is from Birch root burl and the one below from normal Birch burl.
One of my first Kuksa, this small cup is from Birch curly burl, and holds just enough for a good strong coffee. When at home it hangs on our kitchen wall on a row of hooks especially designed for Kuksa and kitchen utensils.
Not really intended for everyday use but fully functional, this Viking cup was made for my sister, an archaeologist, who sent me the postcard from a Danish museum.