This hand made birch bark container from Russia is perfect to add to your sacred space or altar area. Offerings can be placed inside to venerate your ancestors, or to draw more wealth and prosperity to your household.
Birch is associated with purification, protection and exorcism, and represents renewal, rebirth and beginnings as it is the first tree after Winter to come into leaf. To ward off the evil eye, tie a red ribbon on the branch of one of these lovely trees. To exorcise people and animals by gently striking them with the twigs of this tree. A tree of new beginnings and new view points. Birch rods are used in protection spells and carried to protect from malicious magics (crossing/hexing) or even mundane situations/people.
The Boruta (also called Leśny or Lešny) was a demon in the Slavic mythology. In ancient Slavic, boruta meant pine tree: according to the folklore, the god dwelled indeed in this kind of trees. He was the lord of the woods and hunting like the god Borevit , of which he probably represents a local version, or negative incarnation, subsequent to the introduction of Christianity in the Slavic peoples. he was portrayed as an imposing figure, with horns over the head, surrounded by packs of wolves and bears.
Handmade in Russia Perfect for any Altar.