Burdo, burdyshko is an ancient and widespread device for hand weaving. This old folk way can be used to weave belts, ribbons, braid, paths, canvases, items of clothing.
And if instead of a duck, you use medicinal herbs, roots, moss and other gifts of nature, you can weave mats, rugs, tapestries.
Traditionally, herbs and plants were collected on certain days of the year, when they gained their greatest healing power and were used all year round as amulets, they were used to decorate icon frames, infusions for treatment, decoctions, and teas were brewed.
It is necessary to preserve this ancient knowledge. In addition to the artistic, aesthetic value, the herbal carpet, the tapestry should also carry its healing value.
🌿 For example, if we have woven a rug for feet in a sauna from willow bark, then it will be useful for sweating feet, for skin diseases, relieve inflammation.
🌿 A beautiful wormwood rug in the kitchen stimulates the appetite and improves digestion. This rug will be good in the bedroom as well, as it is recommended for insomnia.
🌿 Herbal towel made of tansy as a compress will help in the bath with pain in the joints, and applied to the head, it will relieve headaches, will help get rid of dandruff.
🌿 The use of nettle in canvases has a protective value, increases vitality.
Tapestry, woven from several types of medicinal herbs (St. John’s wort, yarrow, sweet clover, peppermint, wormwood, etc.) contains essential oils that are secreted by both living and dry plants. Essential oils, entering the body through the respiratory tract, heal and cleanse the internal organs of harmful microbes. They have a tonic or sedative effect on the body.
Almost all essential oils are bactericidal, they are excellent antiseptics, have a beneficial effect on the nervous system and are anti-inflammatory agents.