Artisanal Balkan woven glass bottle

Artisanal balkan woven glass bottle

  • Material: Glass with plastic mesh
  • Area: Balkan Countryside, Europe
  • Period: 1950’s-1980’s
  • Dimensions: Height 32cm, diameter 9,5cm
  • Background: A typical mid-century Balkan craft, some call them "woven flasks", others call them "braided bottles" and others yet "scoubidou bottles". Clearly there was no big marketing plan when these were invented and for sure nobody referred to them in the English language. Before single use plastic containers became widespread one of the best ways to carry around liquids for consumption on the go was to contain them in a glass vessel wrapped in wicker for protection. As industrialization moved on there was a time and place where the most convenient way of doing so was by weaving not wicker but plastic wire around a glass container. These products were typical of the Balkans and spreading through to other European countries in the 60's and 70's, where throughout the most part of the XX century it was common practice for men working as miners to salvage plastic wrapped wire from detonators and other electric equipment. Women would use this material to weave extremely unique patterns around glass bottles and flasks that were also second hand. This was a cheap way to obtain a container you could carry around that had a handle and that didn't break as easily as a naked glass vessel.
Regular price €99
Regular price €99,00 Sale price €99 -0%
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Size guide

Mid standard FI / DE / DK US FR IT UK/AU Dorothee Schumacher Forte Forte Zimmermann
XXS 30 0 32 36 4 - 0P -
XS 32 2 34 38 6 0 0 0P
S 34 4 36 40 8 1 I 0
M 36 6 38 42 10 2 II 1
L 38 8 40 44 12 3 III 2
XL 40 10 42 46 14 4 IV 3
XXL 42 12 44 48 16 5 - 4
XXXL 44 14 46 50 18 6 - -

Shipping & Delivery

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Delivery to Finland:

Posti: 1-3 business days, 6,90€  

Please note that at the moment if your order needs to be filled from two different stores the shipping fee is 13,80€Our stores have a different selection, but the online store system aims to fulfill every order from one store when possible. 

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Delivery to Sweden & Denmark

Posti Pickup Parcel: 2-5 business days, 18€

Orders over 300€ free delivery

Inside EU

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Taxes and duties


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