Graphic Diminutive Ceremonial Kasa

With Crowned Upright Twin Horse Head Handles
Solid Dug Out and Carved Birchwood

Norwegian c. 1820

6” high x 10” wide x 6.5” deep

This stylish and simple twin horse headed Kasa, is unusual for being so boldly understated. There is no ornamental carving or flamboyant rosemailing decoration, but it has a simple strength to its line and form. Curiously there is a relatively modern feel about it and a quality that lends it a spiritual feeling. As with all these ceremonial drinking vessels, it was originally commissioned and made for toasting and celebrating at weddings and on other feast days, a tradition that dates back to the Viking times. Each one has its own individuality and presence and we love the quiet dignity of this example.

Collections: Archive