Sofu, a scoop for water
river Amur, Ussuri Krai, village Naikhin
late 19th - early 20th century
Wood; wood (birch bark); threads: plant fiber; paint
diameter 15.0-12.0; length of handle 56.3
Square birch bark box sewn from one piece of birch bark, with a long wooden stick attached to it on top. Properly processed birch bark kept water out and had bactericidal properties. An impressed ornament was applied to the vessels’ bottom for decoration.
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