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.”

 

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“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.”

 

Chest of drawers, mid-century style

“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.

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