Shrawan – wood artisan.
Shrawan showed us a little wooden tractor that he made in his spare time. “It reminds me of being at home. We have two cows there – we call them ‘mother cows’ because they’re sacred. They make our house holy.”
“The tractor didn’t take too long to craft. I’ve been working at the workshop since it opened, so I can do all the carpentry tasks. My favourite thing is to work on designs that have lots of geometry.”
“I started here as an apprentice, learning techniques from the top carpenters – the ‘masters’. I’ve since worked my way up, and now I’m the master craftsman.”
Shrawan sands, cuts and laminates the wood used on our Ando chest of drawers.