Konjic Woodcarving

Bosnia is a country filled with talented crafts persons that go back to the Ottomans. . In a country that has 60% unemployed youth and 40% unemployed adults, the people have gone back to crafting by hand creating an income for their families without having the need to rely on hand outs from the government. The video above is just one example of this. It’s skill that has been passed on from generation to generation and you see this knowledge being passed on to a little boy at the end of the film. The language spoken in this video is Bosnian with English subtitles.

This is the type of furniture I one day aspire to build and master. I think to truly become a master one needs to focus on one aspect of woodworking and get very bloody good at it. To learn all aspects of woodworking and to master them all is impossible due to a very short life span we all live. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I have.

10 thoughts on “Konjic Woodcarving

      1. What you saw in the video is what I want to be doing. I had an idea before but I couldn’t piece it all until now. I just love Islamic art and furniture, of course clocks as well. I finally found my calling.

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