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Anastasiya Koshcheeva

Russian-born and Berlin-based designer Anastasiya Koshcheeva is turning an age-old Siberian handcraft into contemporary design. 

Tuesa are food containers made of birchbark.  Thanks to their antibacterial and isolating qualities, they are perfect for storing food, spices or tea as the essential oil produced by the bark can keep contents fresh, cold or warm for a longer time. 

Tuesa are very easy to handle: the surface of the containers is soft and non-slip, even if they get wet. They are very light, durable and sturdy. 

In contrast to the traditional craft, this line is produced from the velvety inner side of the birchbark, processed according to a technique developed by Anastasiya Koshcheeva.

The lid and the base are made of the Siberian cedarwood. The containers are highly stable due to their angular shape and a skillful stitching that defines the edges along that the bark is folded.

Tuesa are manufactured by Siberian craftsmen with a lot of love and care, using traditional knowledge and only the best natural bark. The series combines traditional skills with a present-day look, supporting an age-old craft from Siberia and recovering the tradition of manufacturing.