Following on from the kolrosing I did on my "Saivo Bowl" recently I decided to make it a pair with a kuksa I bought a while back.
I bought it because I particularly liked the reflective rays in the grain of the wood, an effect which I am told is referred to as "Chatoyancy". They reminded me of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) which I have been lucky enough to see a few times now.
Having researched many of the Sámi drum symbols for the bowl I thought I could use some of them to depict the Great Elk Hunt that is recorded for the Sámi in the constellations of the Northern sky.
I'm calling it my "Firefox Kuksa" after another story that the Aurora is caused by the tail of an Arctic fox brushing snow up into the air.