Traditional Jouhikko Bow Making Workshop (June 2024)
Finnish American Folk School

Traditional Jouhikko Bow Making Workshop (June 2024)

Regular price $80.00
Two sessions:
Friday, June 21, 12-4pm
Sunday, June 23, 12-4pm

Instructor: Alice Margerum
Cost: $80 (includes materials)
Registration closes June 10 or when sold out

In the summer of 2022, Alice worked with the Finnish master luthier, Rauno Nieminen to make a jouhikko and traditional bow. The kind of bow we will be making is based on a talharpa bow that is now in the Scenkonstmuseet collection (Performing Arts Museum) in Sweden. These will be made from bent saplings. This does not require much strength and no woodworking experience is needed. All materials will be provided. During the first session we will choose, prepare and bend the sticks. During the second session we will adjust them and string them with horsehair. At the end of the two sessions, each student should have a usable traditional bow that they made themselves. This workshop is open to students ages 16 and up.

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