Birch Bark


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Birch Bark

 

the outer part of the birch cortex, consisting of easily separated, thin, semitransparent, smooth, white, yellowish, or reddish layers.

The best birch bark is obtained from trunks with a diameter of 20 cm and larger. Such products as tar are obtained by the dry distillation method, and bast boxes, baskets, and dishes are manufactured from birch bark. In ancient times, before the invention of paper, official documents and letters were written on birch bark.

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Topical treatment of necrotising herpes zoster with betulin from birch bark.
The twentieth century has been a time of deep, fundamental study into the chemistry and pharmacology of birch bark products (Krasutsky 2006), and a number of formulations with betulin were developed (Djachuk et al.
The use of white quartz pebbles and white birch bark as bedding for the dead man may well have been seen as a way of helping to guarantee rebirth in the next world.
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The mixing of birch bark tar with animal fat (Regert et al.
Following a pattern based on an image of birch bark projected onto the canvas, he is guided by the image but without attempting a direct representation of it.
These include terms for body parts, such as elbow, foot, and head; plants and natural phenomena, such as birch bark, river, and falling snow; animals, including deer and owl; tools and utensils such as boat and rope; and some other basic words, such as dry, hunger, and night.
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Native Americans still use paper birch bark to make crafts such as baskets and ornaments.
NaturNorth Technologies LLC (NaturNorth) has started construction of the world's first commercial facility to convert birch bark into an intermediate product for further processing into valuable compounds for a variety of market sectors.
White marble and birch bark were used for the columns, making them reminiscent of a birch forest, while Corten steel added texture to various elements of the building, reflecting the taconite found along the North Shore.