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Albarcas cántabras

Albarcas cántabras

La albarca cantábrica es un zapato de madera hecho de una pieza, que ha sido utilizado especialmente por los campesinos de Cantabria.
El arte del Albarquero (artesano de la albarca) fue una importante actividad complementaria para los trabajadores tradicionales del campo y el pastoreo.
Técnica: la pieza de madera se vacía para construir la "casa" donde entrará el pie. Por último se corta de forma decorativa. Requiere alrededor de 20-30h por pieza.
Materiales: está hecho principalmente de madera de castaño, aliso o abedul.
El uso de estos zapatos se cita por primera vez en un documento de 1657 del rey Felipe IV. Se usaba para proteger los pies del agua y la suciedad del suelo cuando se trabajaba en tareas agroalimentarias. Sus "tarugos" o talones inferiores dan elevación al pie, facilitando la agilidad al caminar.

  Country:  Cantabria, España


Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado is the name for a highly decorative coffered ceiling in Spanish mudéjar architecture, typically of wood or stone. The name comes from the Spanish word 'artesa', a shallow basin used in breadmaking.
- The item represents a crafted wooden ceiling.
- The technique used is the 'artesonado mudejar', that is wood carving.
- The main material used is wood.
- The geographical area is Western Andalusia in Spain, dated around 16th and 17th century.

This video shows a Spanish craftsman explaining different carving wood techniques and this art in particular.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado is the name for a highly decorative coffered ceiling in Spanish mudéjar architecture, typically of wood or stone. The name comes from the Spanish word 'artesa', a shallow basin used in breadmaking.
- The item represents a crafted wooden ceiling.
- The technique used is the 'artesonado mudejar', that is wood carving.
- The main material used is wood.
- The geographical area is Western Andalusia in Spain, dated around 16th and 17th century.

This video shows a Spanish craftsman explaining different carving wood techniques and this art in particular.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado is the name for a highly decorative coffered ceiling in Spanish mudéjar architecture, typically of wood or stone. The name comes from the Spanish word 'artesa', a shallow basin used in breadmaking.
- The item represents a crafted wooden ceiling.
- The technique used is the 'artesonado mudejar', that is wood carving.
- The main material used is wood.
- The geographical area is Western Andalusia in Spain, dated around 16th and 17th century.

This video shows a Spanish craftsman explaining different carving wood techniques and this art in particular.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado is the name for a highly decorative coffered ceiling in Spanish mudéjar architecture, typically of wood or stone. The name comes from the Spanish word 'artesa', a shallow basin used in breadmaking.
- The item represents a crafted wooden ceiling.
- The technique used is the 'artesonado mudejar', that is wood carving.
- The main material used is wood.
- The geographical area is Western Andalusia in Spain, dated around 16th and 17th century.

This video shows a Spanish craftsman explaining different carving wood techniques and this art in particular.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado is the name for a highly decorative coffered ceiling in Spanish mudéjar architecture, typically of wood or stone. The name comes from the Spanish word 'artesa', a shallow basin used in breadmaking.
- The item represents a crafted wooden ceiling.
- The technique used is the 'artesonado mudejar', that is wood carving.
- The main material used is wood.
- The geographical area is Western Andalusia in Spain, dated around 16th and 17th century.

This video shows a Spanish craftsman explaining different carving wood techniques and this art in particular.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado - Mudejar Carving and cabinet making

Artesonado is the name for a highly decorative coffered ceiling in Spanish mudéjar architecture, typically of wood or stone. The name comes from the Spanish word 'artesa', a shallow basin used in breadmaking.
- The item represents a crafted wooden ceiling.
- The technique used is the 'artesonado mudejar', that is wood carving.
- The main material used is wood.
- The geographical area is Western Andalusia in Spain, dated around 16th and 17th century.

This video shows a Spanish craftsman explaining different carving wood techniques and this art in particular.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Artesonado, tecnica Mudejar e creazione di bacinelle

Artesonado, tecnica Mudejar e creazione di bacinelle

Artesonado è il nome del soffitto a cassettoni altamente decorativo nell'architettura spagnola mudéjar, tipicamente in legno o pietra. Il nome deriva dalla parola spagnola "artesa", una bacinella poco profonda utilizzata nella produzione del pane. 
- Il prodotto rappresenta un soffitto artigianale in legno. 
- La tecninca usata è quella dell' "artesonado mudejar" che è un tipo di intaglio del legno. 
- Il materiale principale usato è il legno. 
- L'area geografica in cui si è sviluppata quest'arte è in Spagna, nell'Andalusia occidentale, risalente intorno al XVI e XVII secolo.

 Il video mostra un artigiano spagnolo che spiega differenti tecniche di intaglio del legno e in particolare di quest'arte.    

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Artistic manufacturing of the wood

Artistic manufacturing of the wood

The video shows the manufacturing of the wood by the artisan Francesco Bartolucci. The artisan works and shapes the wood from an initial block of wood. All the items have high quality craftsmanship, because they are all entirely handmade and hand-painted.

  Country:  Marche, Italy


Artistic manufacturing of the wood

Artistic manufacturing of the wood

The video shows the manufacturing of the wood by the artisan Francesco Bartolucci. The artisan works and shapes the wood from an initial block of wood. All the items have high quality craftsmanship, because they are all entirely handmade and hand-painted.

  Country:  Marche, Italy


Artistic manufacturing of the wood

Artistic manufacturing of the wood

The video shows the manufacturing of the wood by the artisan Francesco Bartolucci. The artisan works and shapes the wood from an initial block of wood. All the items have high quality craftsmanship, because they are all entirely handmade and hand-painted.

  Country:  Marche, Italy


Artistic manufacturing of the wood

Artistic manufacturing of the wood

The video shows the manufacturing of the wood by the artisan Francesco Bartolucci. The artisan works and shapes the wood from an initial block of wood. All the items have high quality craftsmanship, because they are all entirely handmade and hand-painted.

  Country:  Marche, Italy


Artistic manufacturing of the wood

Artistic manufacturing of the wood

The video shows the manufacturing of the wood by the artisan Francesco Bartolucci. The artisan works and shapes the wood from an initial block of wood. All the items have high quality craftsmanship, because they are all entirely handmade and hand-painted.

  Country:  Marche, Italy


Artistic manufacturing of the wood

Artistic manufacturing of the wood

The video shows the manufacturing of the wood by the artisan Francesco Bartolucci. The artisan works and shapes the wood from an initial block of wood. All the items have high quality craftsmanship, because they are all entirely handmade and hand-painted.

  Country:  Marche, Italy


Cantabrian Albarcas

Cantabrian Albarcas

The Cantabrian albarca is a one-wooden-piece shoe, which has been used especially by the peasantry of Cantabria.

The art of the ‘albarquero’ (albarca’s maker) was an important complementary activity for the traditional workers of the field and the grazing.

Technique: the piece of wood is emptied to build the "house" where the foot will enter. Lastly it is cut decoratively. It requires about 20-30h per piece.

Materials: It is made mainly of chestnut, alder or birch wood.

The wearing of these shoes is first quoted in a 1657 document of King Philip IV. It was used to protect the feet from the water and dirt of the soil when working on agri-food duties. Its "tarugos" or lower heels give elevation to the foot, facilitating agility when walking.

  Country:  Cantabria, Spain


Cantabrian Albarcas

Cantabrian Albarcas

The Cantabrian albarca is a one-wooden-piece shoe, which has been used especially by the peasantry of Cantabria.

The art of the ‘albarquero’ (albarca’s maker) was an important complementary activity for the traditional workers of the field and the grazing.

Technique: the piece of wood is emptied to build the "house" where the foot will enter. Lastly it is cut decoratively. It requires about 20-30h per piece.

Materials: It is made mainly of chestnut, alder or birch wood.

The wearing of these shoes is first quoted in a 1657 document of King Philip IV. It was used to protect the feet from the water and dirt of the soil when working on agri-food duties. Its "tarugos" or lower heels give elevation to the foot, facilitating agility when walking.

  Country:  Cantabria, Spain


Cantabrian Albarcas

Cantabrian Albarcas

The Cantabrian albarca is a one-wooden-piece shoe, which has been used especially by the peasantry of Cantabria.

The art of the ‘albarquero’ (albarca’s maker) was an important complementary activity for the traditional workers of the field and the grazing.

Technique: the piece of wood is emptied to build the "house" where the foot will enter. Lastly it is cut decoratively. It requires about 20-30h per piece.

Materials: It is made mainly of chestnut, alder or birch wood.

The wearing of these shoes is first quoted in a 1657 document of King Philip IV. It was used to protect the feet from the water and dirt of the soil when working on agri-food duties. Its "tarugos" or lower heels give elevation to the foot, facilitating agility when walking.

  Country:  Cantabria, Spain


Cantabrian Albarcas

Cantabrian Albarcas

The Cantabrian albarca is a one-wooden-piece shoe, which has been used especially by the peasantry of Cantabria.

The art of the ‘albarquero’ (albarca’s maker) was an important complementary activity for the traditional workers of the field and the grazing.

Technique: the piece of wood is emptied to build the "house" where the foot will enter. Lastly it is cut decoratively. It requires about 20-30h per piece.

Materials: It is made mainly of chestnut, alder or birch wood.

The wearing of these shoes is first quoted in a 1657 document of King Philip IV. It was used to protect the feet from the water and dirt of the soil when working on agri-food duties. Its "tarugos" or lower heels give elevation to the foot, facilitating agility when walking.

  Country:  Cantabria, Spain


Cantabrian Albarcas

Cantabrian Albarcas

The Cantabrian albarca is a one-wooden-piece shoe, which has been used especially by the peasantry of Cantabria.

The art of the ‘albarquero’ (albarca’s maker) was an important complementary activity for the traditional workers of the field and the grazing.

Technique: the piece of wood is emptied to build the "house" where the foot will enter. Lastly it is cut decoratively. It requires about 20-30h per piece.

Materials: It is made mainly of chestnut, alder or birch wood.

The wearing of these shoes is first quoted in a 1657 document of King Philip IV. It was used to protect the feet from the water and dirt of the soil when working on agri-food duties. Its "tarugos" or lower heels give elevation to the foot, facilitating agility when walking.

  Country:  Cantabria, Spain


Cantabrian Albarcas

Cantabrian Albarcas

The Cantabrian albarca is a one-wooden-piece shoe, which has been used especially by the peasantry of Cantabria.

The art of the ‘albarquero’ (albarca’s maker) was an important complementary activity for the traditional workers of the field and the grazing.

Technique: the piece of wood is emptied to build the "house" where the foot will enter. Lastly it is cut decoratively. It requires about 20-30h per piece.

Materials: It is made mainly of chestnut, alder or birch wood.

The wearing of these shoes is first quoted in a 1657 document of King Philip IV. It was used to protect the feet from the water and dirt of the soil when working on agri-food duties. Its "tarugos" or lower heels give elevation to the foot, facilitating agility when walking.

  Country:  Cantabria, Spain


Carpintería de ribera

Carpintería de ribera

La carpintería de ribera trata de la construcción de embarcaciones de madera siguiendo técnicas tradicionales. El carpintero de ribera (profesión milenaria) traza, labra, corta y monta en la playa las diferentes piezas que conforman la estructura de los barcos de madera cuyo resultado no se ve hasta el final. La materia prima es la madera y las herramientas utilizadas  son las tradicionales del oficio de carpintería.
Las técnicas de la carpintería de ribera están en peligro de desaparición ya que una tecnología más moderna y compleja está desplazando a este oficio que resulta poco rentable. Actualmente, la carpintería de ribera ha quedado únicamente para reparación, mantenimiento, y construcción de pequeñas embarcaciones, así como para la construcción de réplicas de barcos históricos y reproducciones de antiguas embarcaciones, como la jábega malagueña, embarcación mediterránea de remo de origen fenicio.

  Country:  Andalucía, España


Carved wooden utensils

Carved wooden utensils

There are different techniques of wood carving. In fact, wood carving is one of the first techniques that have been used to make size works. Currently these techniques are known as ornamentation and are applied to both figures and objects. A sample of carved wooden utensils, from Cortelazor, Huelva

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Huelva


Carved wooden utensils

Carved wooden utensils

There are different techniques of wood carving. In fact, wood carving is one of the first techniques that have been used to make size works. Currently these techniques are known as ornamentation and are applied to both figures and objects. A sample of carved wooden utensils, from Cortelazor, Huelva

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Huelva


Carved wooden utensils

Carved wooden utensils

There are different techniques of wood carving. In fact, wood carving is one of the first techniques that have been used to make size works. Currently these techniques are known as ornamentation and are applied to both figures and objects. A sample of carved wooden utensils, from Cortelazor, Huelva

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Huelva


Carved wooden utensils

Carved wooden utensils

There are different techniques of wood carving. In fact, wood carving is one of the first techniques that have been used to make size works. Currently these techniques are known as ornamentation and are applied to both figures and objects. A sample of carved wooden utensils, from Cortelazor, Huelva

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Huelva


Carved wooden utensils

Carved wooden utensils

There are different techniques of wood carving. In fact, wood carving is one of the first techniques that have been used to make size works. Currently these techniques are known as ornamentation and are applied to both figures and objects. A sample of carved wooden utensils, from Cortelazor, Huelva

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Huelva


Carved wooden utensils

Carved wooden utensils

There are different techniques of wood carving. In fact, wood carving is one of the first techniques that have been used to make size works. Currently these techniques are known as ornamentation and are applied to both figures and objects. A sample of carved wooden utensils, from Cortelazor, Huelva

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Huelva


Carved wooden utensils

Carved wooden utensils

There are different techniques of wood carving. In fact, wood carving is one of the first techniques that have been used to make size works. Currently these techniques are known as ornamentation and are applied to both figures and objects. A sample of carved wooden utensils, from Cortelazor, Huelva

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Huelva


Crafts at the service of the latest technology

Crafts at the service of the latest technology

The inlay is an artisan technique of decoration based on geometric compositions made with inlays of mother-of-pearl, bone and noble woods: one of the signs of the Granada culture, fruit of the Arab legacy in AL-Andalus. Among the materials used are different types of woods such as mahogany, ebony, palo-santo, walnut or those from fruit trees, as well as bone and metal.

These pieces of different materials are glued on a wooden surface until completely covered, which is then polished to its final finish.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Granada


Crafts at the service of the latest technology

Crafts at the service of the latest technology

The inlay is an artisan technique of decoration based on geometric compositions made with inlays of mother-of-pearl, bone and noble woods: one of the signs of the Granada culture, fruit of the Arab legacy in AL-Andalus. Among the materials used are different types of woods such as mahogany, ebony, palo-santo, walnut or those from fruit trees, as well as bone and metal.

These pieces of different materials are glued on a wooden surface until completely covered, which is then polished to its final finish.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Granada


Crafts at the service of the latest technology

Crafts at the service of the latest technology

The inlay is an artisan technique of decoration based on geometric compositions made with inlays of mother-of-pearl, bone and noble woods: one of the signs of the Granada culture, fruit of the Arab legacy in AL-Andalus. Among the materials used are different types of woods such as mahogany, ebony, palo-santo, walnut or those from fruit trees, as well as bone and metal.

These pieces of different materials are glued on a wooden surface until completely covered, which is then polished to its final finish.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Granada


Crafts at the service of the latest technology

Crafts at the service of the latest technology

The inlay is an artisan technique of decoration based on geometric compositions made with inlays of mother-of-pearl, bone and noble woods: one of the signs of the Granada culture, fruit of the Arab legacy in AL-Andalus. Among the materials used are different types of woods such as mahogany, ebony, palo-santo, walnut or those from fruit trees, as well as bone and metal.

These pieces of different materials are glued on a wooden surface until completely covered, which is then polished to its final finish.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Granada


Crafts at the service of the latest technology

Crafts at the service of the latest technology

The inlay is an artisan technique of decoration based on geometric compositions made with inlays of mother-of-pearl, bone and noble woods: one of the signs of the Granada culture, fruit of the Arab legacy in AL-Andalus. Among the materials used are different types of woods such as mahogany, ebony, palo-santo, walnut or those from fruit trees, as well as bone and metal.

These pieces of different materials are glued on a wooden surface until completely covered, which is then polished to its final finish.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Granada


Crafts at the service of the latest technology

Crafts at the service of the latest technology

The inlay is an artisan technique of decoration based on geometric compositions made with inlays of mother-of-pearl, bone and noble woods: one of the signs of the Granada culture, fruit of the Arab legacy in AL-Andalus. Among the materials used are different types of woods such as mahogany, ebony, palo-santo, walnut or those from fruit trees, as well as bone and metal.

These pieces of different materials are glued on a wooden surface until completely covered, which is then polished to its final finish.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Granada


Crafts at the service of the latest technology

Crafts at the service of the latest technology

The inlay is an artisan technique of decoration based on geometric compositions made with inlays of mother-of-pearl, bone and noble woods: one of the signs of the Granada culture, fruit of the Arab legacy in AL-Andalus. Among the materials used are different types of woods such as mahogany, ebony, palo-santo, walnut or those from fruit trees, as well as bone and metal.

These pieces of different materials are glued on a wooden surface until completely covered, which is then polished to its final finish.

  Country:  Spain/Andalusia/Granada


Creazione di tegole tradizionali

Creazione di tegole tradizionali

Quest'arte risale all'inizio del diciannovesimo secolo ed è tramandata di generazione in generazione.

Il tronco è privato della corteccia e tagliato in sezioni più piccole, in seguito è diviso insieme alle venature. 

Ciò è importante peché manda via l'acqua piovana più facilmente. 

Il risultato è un pezzo di legno rettangolare sottile di 60 cm e larghezze variabili, circa 10, 15 cm. 

Questa forma ha un taglio classico arcaico, anche se ne esistono altre. In seguito, il legno è diviso quando ancora non è maturo e trattato con olio per prevenire attacchi di tarli: è poi fatto seccare all'aria aperta per 2 o 3 mesi. 

In seguito, le pietre sono messe in file sovrapposte lungo tutto il tetto.  


  Country:  Romania/Transilvania


Drawing on shoetree

Drawing on shoetree

-The shoe tree was used to make shoes in the past, the shoes were custom made and many shoe trees were not useful after a while, so as a by product they were used for decoration. Usually painted and with a lot of creativity they were transformed into new handicrafts, pieces of art. One of those shoe trees was used as a present to all the official guests of the artistic director of European Capital of Culture 2017 in Paphos.

- The revival of the old shoe trees with modern material today that are easier to use is present in the area of Paphos

  Country:  Cyprus


Drawing on shoetree

Drawing on shoetree

-The shoe tree was used to make shoes in the past, the shoes were custom made and many shoe trees were not useful after a while, so as a by product they were used for decoration. Usually painted and with a lot of creativity they were transformed into new handicrafts, pieces of art. One of those shoe trees was used as a present to all the official guests of the artistic director of European Capital of Culture 2017 in Paphos.

- The revival of the old shoe trees with modern material today that are easier to use is present in the area of Paphos

  Country:  Cyprus


Drawing on shoetree

Drawing on shoetree

-The shoe tree was used to make shoes in the past, the shoes were custom made and many shoe trees were not useful after a while, so as a by product they were used for decoration. Usually painted and with a lot of creativity they were transformed into new handicrafts, pieces of art. One of those shoe trees was used as a present to all the official guests of the artistic director of European Capital of Culture 2017 in Paphos.

- The revival of the old shoe trees with modern material today that are easier to use is present in the area of Paphos

  Country:  Cyprus


Drawing on shoetree

Drawing on shoetree

-The shoe tree was used to make shoes in the past, the shoes were custom made and many shoe trees were not useful after a while, so as a by product they were used for decoration. Usually painted and with a lot of creativity they were transformed into new handicrafts, pieces of art. One of those shoe trees was used as a present to all the official guests of the artistic director of European Capital of Culture 2017 in Paphos.

- The revival of the old shoe trees with modern material today that are easier to use is present in the area of Paphos

  Country:  Cyprus


Drawing on shoetree

Drawing on shoetree

-The shoe tree was used to make shoes in the past, the shoes were custom made and many shoe trees were not useful after a while, so as a by product they were used for decoration. Usually painted and with a lot of creativity they were transformed into new handicrafts, pieces of art. One of those shoe trees was used as a present to all the official guests of the artistic director of European Capital of Culture 2017 in Paphos.

- The revival of the old shoe trees with modern material today that are easier to use is present in the area of Paphos

  Country:  Cyprus


Drawing on shoetree

Drawing on shoetree

-The shoe tree was used to make shoes in the past, the shoes were custom made and many shoe trees were not useful after a while, so as a by product they were used for decoration. Usually painted and with a lot of creativity they were transformed into new handicrafts, pieces of art. One of those shoe trees was used as a present to all the official guests of the artistic director of European Capital of Culture 2017 in Paphos.

- The revival of the old shoe trees with modern material today that are easier to use is present in the area of Paphos

  Country:  Cyprus


Drawing on shoetree

Drawing on shoetree

-The shoe tree was used to make shoes in the past, the shoes were custom made and many shoe trees were not useful after a while, so as a by product they were used for decoration. Usually painted and with a lot of creativity they were transformed into new handicrafts, pieces of art. One of those shoe trees was used as a present to all the official guests of the artistic director of European Capital of Culture 2017 in Paphos.

- The revival of the old shoe trees with modern material today that are easier to use is present in the area of Paphos

  Country:  Cyprus


Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

The video shows the realisation of a wooden mushroom-souvenir made by an artisan with ancient instrument. He works and sands the wood, giving the shape of the mushroom.

  Country:  Belgium


Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

The video shows the realisation of a wooden mushroom-souvenir made by an artisan with ancient instrument. He works and sands the wood, giving the shape of the mushroom.

  Country:  Belgium


Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

The video shows the realisation of a wooden mushroom-souvenir made by an artisan with ancient instrument. He works and sands the wood, giving the shape of the mushroom.

  Country:  Belgium


Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

The video shows the realisation of a wooden mushroom-souvenir made by an artisan with ancient instrument. He works and sands the wood, giving the shape of the mushroom.

  Country:  Belgium


Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

The video shows the realisation of a wooden mushroom-souvenir made by an artisan with ancient instrument. He works and sands the wood, giving the shape of the mushroom.

  Country:  Belgium


Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

Handmade wooden mushroom - souvenir from Belgium

The video shows the realisation of a wooden mushroom-souvenir made by an artisan with ancient instrument. He works and sands the wood, giving the shape of the mushroom.

  Country:  Belgium


Lo stile di Zakopane, antica carpenteria

Lo stile di Zakopane, antica carpenteria

Le origini dello Zakopane Style risalgono al diciannovesimo secolo, quando il movimento delle Arti e Artigianato, creato da Stanislaw Witkiewicz, era in piena crescita. 

Egli si stabilì a Zakopane nel 1890 per ragioni di salute. Artigiani professionisti furono addestrati nella prima Scuola di intaglio, attiva dal 1876. I primi tentativi riguardo l'uso della decorazione Podhale vedevano l'uso di legno intagliato su mobili, sedie e letti. 

A Zakopane, il movimento architettonico e l'arte applicata regionale sono importanti ancora oggi. Il video mostra il processo della creazione di scrigni con lo Zakopane Style.    


  Country:  Poland, Podhale, Zakopane


Manifattura artistica del legno

Manifattura artistica del legno

Il video mostra la lavorazione del legno ad opera dell'artigiano Francesco Bartolucci. 

Viene mostrato come l'artista lavora e dà forma al legno partendo da un blocco iniziale. Tutte le creazioni in legno così ottenute sono opera di un artigianato di elevata qualità, infatti esse vengono interamente create e pitturate a mano. 


  Country:  Marche, Italy


Manifattura delle maschere sarde

Manifattura delle maschere sarde

Il video mostra la produzione di tipiche maschere sarde, molto popolari anche in altre regioni d'Italia durante il periodo di Carnevale.

Il materiale usato per queste maschere tradizionali è il legno, solitamente il pero. Le incisioni delle maschere vengono di solito effettuate durante l'inverno: il tronco viene lasciato maturare a riparo da luce e umidità, dai 3 ai 6 mesi. In seguito l'artigiano dà forma e leviga la maschera. 

Infine, vengono dati gli ultimi ritocchi scegliendo i simboli decorativi.


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Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

The video shows the manufacturing of the typical Sardinian Mask, very popular in all the region for its use during the Carnival. The material used for the traditional mask is the wood. The artisans traditionally use pear wood. The incision of the mask is usually made during the winter: the trunk is left to mature away from light and humidity, from 3 to 6 months. Then, the artisans shape and smooth the mask. Finally, the finishing touches are made: the decorative symbols are chosen and the carvings are made.

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Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

The video shows the manufacturing of the typical Sardinian Mask, very popular in all the region for its use during the Carnival. The material used for the traditional mask is the wood. The artisans traditionally use pear wood. The incision of the mask is usually made during the winter: the trunk is left to mature away from light and humidity, from 3 to 6 months. Then, the artisans shape and smooth the mask. Finally, the finishing touches are made: the decorative symbols are chosen and the carvings are made.

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Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

The video shows the manufacturing of the typical Sardinian Mask, very popular in all the region for its use during the Carnival. The material used for the traditional mask is the wood. The artisans traditionally use pear wood. The incision of the mask is usually made during the winter: the trunk is left to mature away from light and humidity, from 3 to 6 months. Then, the artisans shape and smooth the mask. Finally, the finishing touches are made: the decorative symbols are chosen and the carvings are made.

  Country:  


Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

The video shows the manufacturing of the typical Sardinian Mask, very popular in all the region for its use during the Carnival. The material used for the traditional mask is the wood. The artisans traditionally use pear wood. The incision of the mask is usually made during the winter: the trunk is left to mature away from light and humidity, from 3 to 6 months. Then, the artisans shape and smooth the mask. Finally, the finishing touches are made: the decorative symbols are chosen and the carvings are made.

  Country:  


Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

The video shows the manufacturing of the typical Sardinian Mask, very popular in all the region for its use during the Carnival. The material used for the traditional mask is the wood. The artisans traditionally use pear wood. The incision of the mask is usually made during the winter: the trunk is left to mature away from light and humidity, from 3 to 6 months. Then, the artisans shape and smooth the mask. Finally, the finishing touches are made: the decorative symbols are chosen and the carvings are made.

  Country:  


Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

Manufacturing of Sardinian Masks

The video shows the manufacturing of the typical Sardinian Mask, very popular in all the region for its use during the Carnival. The material used for the traditional mask is the wood. The artisans traditionally use pear wood. The incision of the mask is usually made during the winter: the trunk is left to mature away from light and humidity, from 3 to 6 months. Then, the artisans shape and smooth the mask. Finally, the finishing touches are made: the decorative symbols are chosen and the carvings are made.

  Country:  


Progetto di restauro, antica panchina da giardino

Progetto di restauro, antica panchina da giardino

Il video mostra la realizzazione di una tipica panchina belga da giardino ad opera di un falegname.

Per prima cosa, lavora e insabbia il legno con precisione. Poi mette insieme i 2 pezzi di legno con le gambe della panchina, fatti di ghisa, e li vernicia. 


  Country:  Belgium


Restoration project: antique garden bench

Restoration project: antique garden bench

The video shows the realisation of a typical Belgian garden bench by a woodworker. Firstly, he works and sands the wood with precision. Then, he puts together the two pieces of wood with the legs of the bench, which are made with cast-iron. Finally, he varnishes the bench. 

  Country:  Belgium


Restoration project: antique garden bench

Restoration project: antique garden bench

The video shows the realisation of a typical Belgian garden bench by a woodworker. Firstly, he works and sands the wood with precision. Then, he puts together the two pieces of wood with the legs of the bench, which are made with cast-iron. Finally, he varnishes the bench. 

  Country:  Belgium


Restoration project: antique garden bench

Restoration project: antique garden bench

The video shows the realisation of a typical Belgian garden bench by a woodworker. Firstly, he works and sands the wood with precision. Then, he puts together the two pieces of wood with the legs of the bench, which are made with cast-iron. Finally, he varnishes the bench. 

  Country:  Belgium


Restoration project: antique garden bench

Restoration project: antique garden bench

The video shows the realisation of a typical Belgian garden bench by a woodworker. Firstly, he works and sands the wood with precision. Then, he puts together the two pieces of wood with the legs of the bench, which are made with cast-iron. Finally, he varnishes the bench. 

  Country:  Belgium


Restoration project: antique garden bench

Restoration project: antique garden bench

The video shows the realisation of a typical Belgian garden bench by a woodworker. Firstly, he works and sands the wood with precision. Then, he puts together the two pieces of wood with the legs of the bench, which are made with cast-iron. Finally, he varnishes the bench. 

  Country:  Belgium


Restoration project: antique garden bench

Restoration project: antique garden bench

The video shows the realisation of a typical Belgian garden bench by a woodworker. Firstly, he works and sands the wood with precision. Then, he puts together the two pieces of wood with the legs of the bench, which are made with cast-iron. Finally, he varnishes the bench. 

  Country:  Belgium


Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry deals with the construction of wooden boats following traditional techniques. The riparian carpenter is a millenary professional who traces, tills, cuts and assembles on the beach the different pieces that make up the structure of the wooden boats, whose result is not seen until the end. The raw material used is wood and the tools are the traditional ones of the carpentry trade.
The riparian carpentry techniques are in danger of disappearing since a more modern and complex technology is displacing this trade that is not very profitable. 
Currently, riparian carpentry has been left only for repairing, maintenance, and construction of small boats, as well as for the construction of replicas of historic ships and reproductions of old boats, such as the 'jábega malagueña', a Mediterranean rowing boat of Phoenician origin.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry deals with the construction of wooden boats following traditional techniques. The riparian carpenter is a millenary professional who traces, tills, cuts and assembles on the beach the different pieces that make up the structure of the wooden boats, whose result is not seen until the end. The raw material used is wood and the tools are the traditional ones of the carpentry trade.
The riparian carpentry techniques are in danger of disappearing since a more modern and complex technology is displacing this trade that is not very profitable. 
Currently, riparian carpentry has been left only for repairing, maintenance, and construction of small boats, as well as for the construction of replicas of historic ships and reproductions of old boats, such as the 'jábega malagueña', a Mediterranean rowing boat of Phoenician origin.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry deals with the construction of wooden boats following traditional techniques. The riparian carpenter is a millenary professional who traces, tills, cuts and assembles on the beach the different pieces that make up the structure of the wooden boats, whose result is not seen until the end. The raw material used is wood and the tools are the traditional ones of the carpentry trade.
The riparian carpentry techniques are in danger of disappearing since a more modern and complex technology is displacing this trade that is not very profitable. 
Currently, riparian carpentry has been left only for repairing, maintenance, and construction of small boats, as well as for the construction of replicas of historic ships and reproductions of old boats, such as the 'jábega malagueña', a Mediterranean rowing boat of Phoenician origin.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry deals with the construction of wooden boats following traditional techniques. The riparian carpenter is a millenary professional who traces, tills, cuts and assembles on the beach the different pieces that make up the structure of the wooden boats, whose result is not seen until the end. The raw material used is wood and the tools are the traditional ones of the carpentry trade.
The riparian carpentry techniques are in danger of disappearing since a more modern and complex technology is displacing this trade that is not very profitable. 
Currently, riparian carpentry has been left only for repairing, maintenance, and construction of small boats, as well as for the construction of replicas of historic ships and reproductions of old boats, such as the 'jábega malagueña', a Mediterranean rowing boat of Phoenician origin.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry deals with the construction of wooden boats following traditional techniques. The riparian carpenter is a millenary professional who traces, tills, cuts and assembles on the beach the different pieces that make up the structure of the wooden boats, whose result is not seen until the end. The raw material used is wood and the tools are the traditional ones of the carpentry trade.
The riparian carpentry techniques are in danger of disappearing since a more modern and complex technology is displacing this trade that is not very profitable. 
Currently, riparian carpentry has been left only for repairing, maintenance, and construction of small boats, as well as for the construction of replicas of historic ships and reproductions of old boats, such as the 'jábega malagueña', a Mediterranean rowing boat of Phoenician origin.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry

Riparian carpentry deals with the construction of wooden boats following traditional techniques. The riparian carpenter is a millenary professional who traces, tills, cuts and assembles on the beach the different pieces that make up the structure of the wooden boats, whose result is not seen until the end. The raw material used is wood and the tools are the traditional ones of the carpentry trade.
The riparian carpentry techniques are in danger of disappearing since a more modern and complex technology is displacing this trade that is not very profitable. 
Currently, riparian carpentry has been left only for repairing, maintenance, and construction of small boats, as well as for the construction of replicas of historic ships and reproductions of old boats, such as the 'jábega malagueña', a Mediterranean rowing boat of Phoenician origin.

  Country:  Andalusia, Spain


Tallado en madera

Tallado en madera

El tallado en madera es una artesanía tradicional donde la madera se cosecha y se forma en la forma deseada. Materiales: madera de tilo, roble, ciruela, cerezo, nogal o peral. Herramientas básicas: cuchillos, cinceles, taladros y cepillos de carpintería. Las motosierras de motor también se usan para hacer objetos grandes. Como técnica, se utiliza un corte de línea, corte rugoso, corte de plástico o corte invertido. El tratamiento de la superficie se realiza mediante patinado, tintura, encerado o pintura. Actualmente hay alrededor de 500 talladores de madera en Eslovaquia que se dedican a la creación de esculturas, relieves y otros utensilios de madera. En su trabajo prevalecen los motivos folclóricos, naturales y religiosos. Se presta especial atención a los belenes mecánicos tallados, encontrándose los ejemplares más grandes en los municipios de Rajecka Lesna, Terchova y Horni Lidec. El belén checo-eslovaco de la aldea Horni Lidec tiene más de 100 edificios tallados y 220 figuras, de las cuales 75 disponen de movimiento.
En la vista previa del video, el maestro de producción de arte popular, Milan Stieranka, produce una taza de madera decorada. La taza consta de un asa decorativa y una taza con fondo. Primero, hace el gráfico original del mango y luego lo  transfiere a la madera. El recorte grueso es seguido por el corte de los detalles. La ranura se corta en la taza, después de que la taza se haya empapado en agua caliente, se extiende y se inserta el fondo. Finalmente, la taza se une con el asa y ya está terminada.

  Country:  Toda Eslovaquia


Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

- The items represented are some wooden boxes decorated with the Taracea technique.
- The main material used is wood as the primary material. You can also find other materials like pearl, tortoiseshell or ivory.
- The geographical area of origin is the city of Granada from the 14th century.

Here you will find a video showing how craftsmen of this artwood create boxes in Granada (Spain).

  Country:  Granada, Spain


Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

- The items represented are some wooden boxes decorated with the Taracea technique.
- The main material used is wood as the primary material. You can also find other materials like pearl, tortoiseshell or ivory.
- The geographical area of origin is the city of Granada from the 14th century.

Here you will find a video showing how craftsmen of this artwood create boxes in Granada (Spain).

  Country:  Granada, Spain


Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

- The items represented are some wooden boxes decorated with the Taracea technique.
- The main material used is wood as the primary material. You can also find other materials like pearl, tortoiseshell or ivory.
- The geographical area of origin is the city of Granada from the 14th century.

Here you will find a video showing how craftsmen of this artwood create boxes in Granada (Spain).

  Country:  Granada, Spain


Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

- The items represented are some wooden boxes decorated with the Taracea technique.
- The main material used is wood as the primary material. You can also find other materials like pearl, tortoiseshell or ivory.
- The geographical area of origin is the city of Granada from the 14th century.

Here you will find a video showing how craftsmen of this artwood create boxes in Granada (Spain).

  Country:  Granada, Spain


Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

- The items represented are some wooden boxes decorated with the Taracea technique.
- The main material used is wood as the primary material. You can also find other materials like pearl, tortoiseshell or ivory.
- The geographical area of origin is the city of Granada from the 14th century.

Here you will find a video showing how craftsmen of this artwood create boxes in Granada (Spain).

  Country:  Granada, Spain


Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

Taracea crafting - Wooden boxes

- The items represented are some wooden boxes decorated with the Taracea technique.
- The main material used is wood as the primary material. You can also find other materials like pearl, tortoiseshell or ivory.
- The geographical area of origin is the city of Granada from the 14th century.

Here you will find a video showing how craftsmen of this artwood create boxes in Granada (Spain).

  Country:  Granada, Spain


Tecnica di Taracea, scatole di legno

Tecnica di Taracea, scatole di legno

- Gli articoli rappresentati sono delle scatole in legno decorate con la tecnica di Taracea. 
- Il materiale principalmente utilizzato come materia prima è il legno. Si possono anche trovare altri materiali come madre perla, tartaruga o avorio.
- L'area geografica originaria di questa arte corrisponde alla città di Granada del XIV secolo. 

Qui sotto puoi trovare un video che mostra come l'artigiano crea le scatole a Granada (Spagna). 

  Country:  Granada, Spain


Tecnica tradizionale dell'intaglio del legno

Tecnica tradizionale dell'intaglio del legno

Pima e dopo i periodi tra le guerre, solo i nobili con status sociale elevato avevano il privilegio di possedere questi cancelli, i quali si pensava avessero un ruolo culturale. 
I cancelli di legno tradizionali si trovano spesso all'ingresso di città e altri luoghi pubblici.
I cancelli originali sono strutturati con 3 colonne usate come supporto per due ingressi e una colonna orizzontale superiore coperto da un tetto con pietre. 
Il cancello ha un'entrata più stretta mentre un altro più largo è per veicoli grandi, attrezzature per l'agricoltura, fieno, cavalli e buoi. I dettagli nel design sono grandiosi, con motivi geometrici, zoomorfici e antropomorfici: il materiale più utilizzato per realizzarli è il filo. 
 
Usando le querce locali, gli artigiani hanno abilmente inciso su una notevole varietà di cancelli di legno, ingressi di case, colonne e verande. La loro famiglia porta avanti questa tradizione, cosa che oggi in molti sembrano dimenticare. 

Un cancello misura circa 3 metri di altezza e la profondità della filo incisa è di 2. Il legno è tagliato in inverno, poi rimosso, fatto seccare e tagliato in segheria.

  Country:  Romania/Maramures


Torno de madera

Torno de madera

El torno de la madera o torneado, es un método de carpintería, donde el producto gira en un plato giratorio llamado torno, y la madera se elimina parcialmente con la ayuda de cinceles. Es una técnica de conformación rápida, detallada y precisa que no se puede lograr con otras técnicas clásicas de carpintería. Esta técnica ha dado lugar a utensilios como herramientas para tejer, utensilios de cocina, piezas de muebles y juguetes. Juraj Leporis, del pueblo Prievidza, fue legendario entre los productores que trabajaban con esta técnica.
En la vista previa del video está el perfil de Eduard Hupka, galardonado con el título de Maestro de producción de arte popular por preservar y desarrollar la descarga de metal en madera mediante la técnica del torneado de la madera, produciendo cuencos y candelabros decorados con baños de latón. Este maestro generalmente elige, prepara y seca el material él mismo. Trabaja con madera seca, prefiriendo la ciruela, pero también usa madera de nogal, cerezo y fresno. Todo el proceso, desde el procesamiento de troncos hasta el producto terminado, lleva de cuatro a cinco años, debido a la larga maduración de la madera.

  Country:  Toda la república eslovaca, especialmente en las regiones del norte y el área de Kopaniciarska de Stara Tura y Nove Mesto nad Vahom


Traditional making shingle roofs

Traditional making shingle roofs

This craft dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and it is passed 

from generation to generation.

The log is peeled and cut into smaller sections then, it is split along the grain.

Splitting along the grain is important because it lets rain water runoff easily.

 The result is a thin oblong piece of wood, of 60 cm and random widths, approx 10 - 15 cm.

The oblong form is an archaic classic cut, but other shapes may also be encountered.

Then the wood it is split green and treated with heavy fuel oil to prevent woodworms attack and then let dry outdoor form for 2-3 months.

Then, the  shingles are installed in overlapping rows all over the roof. 

  Country:  Romania/Transilvania


Traditional making shingle roofs

Traditional making shingle roofs

This craft dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and it is passed 

from generation to generation.

The log is peeled and cut into smaller sections then, it is split along the grain.

Splitting along the grain is important because it lets rain water runoff easily.

 The result is a thin oblong piece of wood, of 60 cm and random widths, approx 10 - 15 cm.

The oblong form is an archaic classic cut, but other shapes may also be encountered.

Then the wood it is split green and treated with heavy fuel oil to prevent woodworms attack and then let dry outdoor form for 2-3 months.

Then, the  shingles are installed in overlapping rows all over the roof. 

  Country:  Romania/Transilvania


Traditional making shingle roofs

Traditional making shingle roofs

This craft dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and it is passed 

from generation to generation.

The log is peeled and cut into smaller sections then, it is split along the grain.

Splitting along the grain is important because it lets rain water runoff easily.

 The result is a thin oblong piece of wood, of 60 cm and random widths, approx 10 - 15 cm.

The oblong form is an archaic classic cut, but other shapes may also be encountered.

Then the wood it is split green and treated with heavy fuel oil to prevent woodworms attack and then let dry outdoor form for 2-3 months.

Then, the  shingles are installed in overlapping rows all over the roof. 

  Country:  Romania/Transilvania


Traditional making shingle roofs

Traditional making shingle roofs

This craft dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and it is passed 

from generation to generation.

The log is peeled and cut into smaller sections then, it is split along the grain.

Splitting along the grain is important because it lets rain water runoff easily.

 The result is a thin oblong piece of wood, of 60 cm and random widths, approx 10 - 15 cm.

The oblong form is an archaic classic cut, but other shapes may also be encountered.

Then the wood it is split green and treated with heavy fuel oil to prevent woodworms attack and then let dry outdoor form for 2-3 months.

Then, the  shingles are installed in overlapping rows all over the roof. 

  Country:  Romania/Transilvania


Traditional making shingle roofs

Traditional making shingle roofs

This craft dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and it is passed 

from generation to generation.

The log is peeled and cut into smaller sections then, it is split along the grain.

Splitting along the grain is important because it lets rain water runoff easily.

 The result is a thin oblong piece of wood, of 60 cm and random widths, approx 10 - 15 cm.

The oblong form is an archaic classic cut, but other shapes may also be encountered.

Then the wood it is split green and treated with heavy fuel oil to prevent woodworms attack and then let dry outdoor form for 2-3 months.

Then, the  shingles are installed in overlapping rows all over the roof. 

  Country:  Romania/Transilvania


Traditional making shingle roofs

Traditional making shingle roofs

This craft dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and it is passed 

from generation to generation.

The log is peeled and cut into smaller sections then, it is split along the grain.

Splitting along the grain is important because it lets rain water runoff easily.

 The result is a thin oblong piece of wood, of 60 cm and random widths, approx 10 - 15 cm.

The oblong form is an archaic classic cut, but other shapes may also be encountered.

Then the wood it is split green and treated with heavy fuel oil to prevent woodworms attack and then let dry outdoor form for 2-3 months.

Then, the  shingles are installed in overlapping rows all over the roof. 

  Country:  Romania/Transilvania


Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Before and during the interwar period, only the nobility, those with historic and social status were privileged to own these gates. The gates were consided to have a cultural role.

Traditional wooden gates are often found at the entrance to towns and other public domains.

The original gates are structured with three pillars used as support for two entrances and a  horizontal upper pillar with shingle roofing cover. The gate has a narrow entrance and a wide gate for large vehicles, farm equipment, loads of hay, horses and oxen.

The details in the design are grand, featuring geometric, zoomorphic, antropomorphic motifs, of which the most commonly found is the rope.

Using wood from local oak trees, craftsman has skillfully carved a wide range of traditional wooden gates, house entrances, columns and verandas. His family have been carrying on this tradition, something many people forget today.

A gate measures about 10 ft tall and the depth of a rope carving is about 2’’. The wood is cut in winter, when it is the driest, then peeled and dried. It is cut at the sawmill.

  Country:  Romania/Maramures


Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Before and during the interwar period, only the nobility, those with historic and social status were privileged to own these gates. The gates were consided to have a cultural role.

Traditional wooden gates are often found at the entrance to towns and other public domains.

The original gates are structured with three pillars used as support for two entrances and a  horizontal upper pillar with shingle roofing cover. The gate has a narrow entrance and a wide gate for large vehicles, farm equipment, loads of hay, horses and oxen.

The details in the design are grand, featuring geometric, zoomorphic, antropomorphic motifs, of which the most commonly found is the rope.

Using wood from local oak trees, craftsman has skillfully carved a wide range of traditional wooden gates, house entrances, columns and verandas. His family have been carrying on this tradition, something many people forget today.

A gate measures about 10 ft tall and the depth of a rope carving is about 2’’. The wood is cut in winter, when it is the driest, then peeled and dried. It is cut at the sawmill.

  Country:  Romania/Maramures


Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Before and during the interwar period, only the nobility, those with historic and social status were privileged to own these gates. The gates were consided to have a cultural role.

Traditional wooden gates are often found at the entrance to towns and other public domains.

The original gates are structured with three pillars used as support for two entrances and a  horizontal upper pillar with shingle roofing cover. The gate has a narrow entrance and a wide gate for large vehicles, farm equipment, loads of hay, horses and oxen.

The details in the design are grand, featuring geometric, zoomorphic, antropomorphic motifs, of which the most commonly found is the rope.

Using wood from local oak trees, craftsman has skillfully carved a wide range of traditional wooden gates, house entrances, columns and verandas. His family have been carrying on this tradition, something many people forget today.

A gate measures about 10 ft tall and the depth of a rope carving is about 2’’. The wood is cut in winter, when it is the driest, then peeled and dried. It is cut at the sawmill.

  Country:  Romania/Maramures


Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Before and during the interwar period, only the nobility, those with historic and social status were privileged to own these gates. The gates were consided to have a cultural role.

Traditional wooden gates are often found at the entrance to towns and other public domains.

The original gates are structured with three pillars used as support for two entrances and a  horizontal upper pillar with shingle roofing cover. The gate has a narrow entrance and a wide gate for large vehicles, farm equipment, loads of hay, horses and oxen.

The details in the design are grand, featuring geometric, zoomorphic, antropomorphic motifs, of which the most commonly found is the rope.

Using wood from local oak trees, craftsman has skillfully carved a wide range of traditional wooden gates, house entrances, columns and verandas. His family have been carrying on this tradition, something many people forget today.

A gate measures about 10 ft tall and the depth of a rope carving is about 2’’. The wood is cut in winter, when it is the driest, then peeled and dried. It is cut at the sawmill.

  Country:  Romania/Maramures


Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Before and during the interwar period, only the nobility, those with historic and social status were privileged to own these gates. The gates were consided to have a cultural role.

Traditional wooden gates are often found at the entrance to towns and other public domains.

The original gates are structured with three pillars used as support for two entrances and a  horizontal upper pillar with shingle roofing cover. The gate has a narrow entrance and a wide gate for large vehicles, farm equipment, loads of hay, horses and oxen.

The details in the design are grand, featuring geometric, zoomorphic, antropomorphic motifs, of which the most commonly found is the rope.

Using wood from local oak trees, craftsman has skillfully carved a wide range of traditional wooden gates, house entrances, columns and verandas. His family have been carrying on this tradition, something many people forget today.

A gate measures about 10 ft tall and the depth of a rope carving is about 2’’. The wood is cut in winter, when it is the driest, then peeled and dried. It is cut at the sawmill.

  Country:  Romania/Maramures


Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Traditional wooden gate carving technique

Before and during the interwar period, only the nobility, those with historic and social status were privileged to own these gates. The gates were consided to have a cultural role.

Traditional wooden gates are often found at the entrance to towns and other public domains.

The original gates are structured with three pillars used as support for two entrances and a  horizontal upper pillar with shingle roofing cover. The gate has a narrow entrance and a wide gate for large vehicles, farm equipment, loads of hay, horses and oxen.

The details in the design are grand, featuring geometric, zoomorphic, antropomorphic motifs, of which the most commonly found is the rope.

Using wood from local oak trees, craftsman has skillfully carved a wide range of traditional wooden gates, house entrances, columns and verandas. His family have been carrying on this tradition, something many people forget today.

A gate measures about 10 ft tall and the depth of a rope carving is about 2’’. The wood is cut in winter, when it is the driest, then peeled and dried. It is cut at the sawmill.

  Country:  Romania/Maramures


Traditional wooden sideboard hand-decorated

Traditional wooden sideboard hand-decorated

The film shows the process of making a wooden sideboard that is richly hand-decorated in Podhale Style. The author, Marian Stryczula-Masniak, a regional and artistic carpentry teacher from Zakopane (Poland)  was awarded many times in domestic and international craft competitions for his woodworks.

  Country:  Poland, Podhale


Traditional wooden sideboard hand-decorated

Traditional wooden sideboard hand-decorated

The film shows the process of making a wooden sideboard that is richly hand-decorated in Podhale Style. The author, Marian Stryczula-Masniak, a regional and artistic carpentry teacher from Zakopane (Poland)  was awarded many times in domestic and international craft competitions for his woodworks.

  Country:  Poland, Podhale


Traditional wooden sideboard hand-decorated