Orreaga Ibarra


  • Record: I-044c
  • Piece: A01
  • Time: 00:00:00 - 00:05:37
  • Themes: grammar:
  • Summary: (The recording suffers short cuts and some words are lost) He makes “makilas”, walking sticks and other things. He uses many different types of wood, but mainly uses chestnut. He does not cut trees down. He just cuts branches. Wood is cut depending on the moon. Beech, hazel and alder are cut with a new moon, but chestnut is cut when the moon is waning. He leaves the wood to dry for a couple of years because he needs very dry wood for his work. He never charges the full worth of the work because otherwise he would not sell anything. He takes two or three days to make a walking stick. The “makila” is always held in your hand. A walking stick, however, can be hung from the arm or the neck. He goes to a lot of fairs to show and sell his work.