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The Wood Carver

Series about traditional crafts along the Silk Road trade route. In his workshop in Khiva in Uzbekistan, Shavkat Jumanijozov makes doors, chests and wooden columns.

Shavkat Jumanijozov has been working with wood for over 30 years. In his workshop in Khiva in Uzbekistan, he makes doors, chests and impressive wooden columns. Trained by the grandson of a famous 19th-century carver, Shavkat is a proud master of his craft and oversees a team of brothers, sons and nephews, passing on his expertise to the next generation.

In this beautifully filmed portrait of a traditional craftsman at work, we follow the painstaking carving of a wooden pillar, from the first cuts into the wood to its sanding, shaping and varnishing, each stage captured in absorbing detail.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 3 Feb 2019 03:20


Role Contributor
Producer Jon Morrice
Director Jon Morrice
Executive Producer Richard Bright


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