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    GV Cusco carpenter leaving house in morning, walking across courtyard and putting woodenframe onwork bench

    MS carpenter putting down tools

    MS and CU craftsman tracing patterns on wood

    CU man picking up tools

    CU end MS shots of artisan working

    GV father arriving to advise son

    MS oncoming out of workshop with bedback

    CU of design showing cherubs face

    CU further wood details, bird and grapes

    MS unwalking towards artisans

    MS ???un, artisan and bedback

    MCU nuna face, holding coala magazine, touching wood

    CU fathers and nuns hand on woo??? caring

    CU artisans face

    GV Woodyard elsewhere "with men walking past

    MS men removing planks

    GV menoutting planks inwood yard MS plank being out CU plank and now

    GV Woodyard looking out towards mountains surrounding cuzco

    GV TILT UP cusco street (street of the stones of the 12 angles) to balcony narvel with wood.

    CUS details of balcony

    CU apprentices workshop - Taller de madera PAN CU workshop tools

    CU apprentices timetable

    this father and son of he only three time wood workshops left in ???. in the old tradition, their workplace is in or right beside their home. they take months to complete by hand some of their larger places - like the bedback shown here. the spaniards latroduced new ??? to wood serving after the conquest. this family ??? to go to li??? regularly and get a fine price for their work - until about a year ago. instead of coming out with a comfortable profit, they find it hard to seal anything. the machine had come and much of the other craftsmen - formerly from cuzco were in the big city. the church however continues to patronise the craftsmen. ??? nuns here were looking for a design for the chapel altar at their childrens school. cuzco itself is full of the wooden balconies that mark the colonial style of arch texture. in many cases - like the one illustrated - spanish-style wood carving is built next or on op of the ruins of the ancient culture - in this case, the inca statues. woodyards trade nearly completely incedar - which lends itself to ???uttle yet toug warving. this workshop for apprentices gives them a 25-hour week of practice instructions. it's the only one in cuzco - and only a pilot scheme at that. the boys (the first shown is 12 and the second, and third, 14) have nearly completed their two years apprenticeship, they'll go into their professors workshop - it's the only job open in a once thriving artisan community in both cases they are the sons of wood oarvers.


    MS young boy workingon frame CU toll cutting and MS other boy working with wooden frame inbackground at workshop.

    CU 12-year-old boy shaving wood (two shots) MS - boy working

    CU - face of boy working MS and GV boys working CU third boy designing sling. SV boys working with tools in background.

    GV carved ??? plaze des armas with man aloft

    CU change of ??? - plas ???as ??? ???tholic church.

    CU change ??? people walking by, balcony in foreground, ??? balcony ??? ??? church La ??? ???

    No ??? wood carved pulpit at san ??? cathedral with men representing seve capital sine.

    CU's of Oalvina on his burning mouth

    CU8s Queen elizabeth I of england CU henry eight of england

    CU's martin luther with tongue flapping CU's various details including hands, arms, GV pulpit 1/2

    CU taller de instruments (instruments workshop) TILT DOWN to workshop with artisan working on armadillo backed charanga ( spanish-influenced guitar).

    CU and MS artisan working with small shaping knife.

    the carved balcony's - both in cuzco and lima reflected a part of the most important aspects of leisurely colonial life. wood was also used with great religious passion ... and sature. the famous pulpit at san blas cathedral in ouzco was carved around the middle eighteenth century from one huge chuk of cedarwood. it's supposed to have taken a ??? indian thirty year to do uner the guidance of the bishop of ???, another legend has it that a man had came to ??? asking for bread and longing, his meals were always left outside the room he locked himself in. nobody saw him. they only heard hammering and chiselling. one day the door was found open, the blas master work stood there and the man disappeared. the pulpit is regarded as one of he worlds great works of wood artisanship, it depicts the enemies of the roman catholic religion - like luther, henry width etc, bearing the full triumph on catholicism ??? their backs, with their arms torturously gripping the pulpit base.

    musical instrument making is perhaps the only woodart that's not been affected by the machine, the charanga - prominent in much of sierra (andes mountain) folk music is still carvedout with the same care as always.


    GV craftsmen working once arrange with crowd of boys watching

    CU and MS various shots artisan working

    MS and CU his fae while working. CU and MS other artisan playing cuplcted charanga.


    GV acero "ACERO S.A." firm in lima. which imports the Italian machines.

    various shots man working on eight -drill wood carving machine

    CU Muebleo zanzine - factory and retial furniture shop in lima.

    CU and MS various shots of furniture displace window, made by new Italian machines.

    CU man working inside Canzini factory workshop with eight-drill machine.

    CU dining room cutlery cabinet plus ornaments

    CU other dining room furniture with llama.

    the machine at acero's has only eight drills. with these it can produce eight finished tableaus in one hour. an artisan at his fastest can cut with his hands only two finished tableaus PER DAY. the machine is being sold for a million peruvian soles six items in lima have bought it - or the smaller four drill version. Muebles Canzini - who paid 800,000 soles for his machine - say, according to their workshop manager SR Luigi Ghioletti, an Italian, they'll be able to get all their money back within five years. the factory makes 12,000 dollars ??? dollars a week from its furniture and the one machine alone shown in the picture accounts for 1,000 dollars profit per week. Sr Ghioletti says he's cut down on craftsmen from 14 to 7 wood carvers since the machine came. His patterns are designed by craftsman and mass copied. None of ???lifirms who have bought the machines publicly claim the products are hand-made-neither do they admit they're machine-made to customers. AS Sr Ghi???le tries says, Hardly anybody knows the Mifference anyway". Acero has ??? of up to 20 drill as - made by the Italian company Bulleri. At ??? 250 tableaus ??? produced day. An artisan could manage two. The times are changing.

    SOUND - track one - scene at the father ??? artisans house in cuzco.

    track two - scene at the wood stockyard

    track three - apprentices workshop, cuzco

    track four - artisan playing carved charanga at cuzco musicals instruments workshop

    track five - acero eight-drill machine in operation, lima.

    track six - scene at canzini workshop


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