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IR-016 B05 boxwood:
IR-022a A01
IR-022a A03
M-008 A01
I-046 A01 He has been in different places giving demonstrations of the work of the the “kutxetagile” (spoon-maker). The homage that he was paid in the neighborhood of Sangüesa. He is the oldest person in the business.They sent the spoons to Valencia with a rough shape and there they put them through the machine. He remembers seventy-seven families in the village and seventeen of them were "kutxetagiles". And in each house there were more than three men.They were sent to Lérida, Tarragona and Valencia. Cut, big knife.They used to cut it with the saw, give it a rough shape with the hatchet, and then they would work on it. He has to go to Aezkoa to another fair.He has been given three homages; the first in Rentería and the last one in the valley.About the last "kutxetagiles".
I-047 A05 In that house they prepared the materials to make chairs and they would send it to Pamplona. The spoon-makers from the village. They had more money than the rest of the people as they always had work to do.
SM-006b A05 jobs: Marcos’s introduction. He is a spoon-maker. He also worked at wood and making coal. In his youth there were seventeen families of spoon-makers in the village. They sent them to Gerona and to Valencia. They went to Aezkoa, Orbara, Garralda...for the boxwood. That kind of wood is used because it is harder and doesn’t lose color. Tools: hatchet saw, wooden hammer, "zeilua", "lantzekoa", "marraza" (big knife), knife.They were paid three and a half pesetas for 145 spoons. They were sent mostly to Gerona. There, in the factory, they would be given the final touches. They were sent in a rough shape. Now it takes him an hour and a half to do one spoon.He also does forks, but it is more difficult. They are easier to break while at work on them. Nowadays there is an abundance of wood because there are not many spoon-makers now.
I-091a A01 miscellaneous Her husband was called Inocencio and he was from there. The house is called Moña. Inocencio and Felipe used to make spoons. Later Felipe went away to America. The boxwood was taken by donkey from Sakarte and a part of the Espinal. Marco also made spoons.
I-048 A05 In the village there were spoon-makers. They sent the spoons to Valencia. The makers of the yokes came from Guipúzcoa, as there were none in the village.The wife’s father was a spoonmaker and he could do ten dozen per day.Other spoon-makers.
IC-003b A06 animal husbandry: - nutrition: - animal husbandry: - agriculture: fodder There are few people left with livestock. Most of the young people work in factories. He has been making spoons since he was a child. But it was also necessary to do the chores of the house. In his time he knew of sixteen spoonmakers in the village. Now not one remains. They would send them to Valencia or Gerona with just a rought shape. How they worked in the mountains.Now they have dairy cows. Cows require grass and that takes up time. The hay is gathered in the summer for the winter months. With what they make from selling milk, they buy fodder, but it is very expensive.
IC-010b A01 (Very low speech) He was born in Mezkiritz. Since he was nine years old he has been working at making wooden spoons. At one time there were 57 families in the village and 17 of those worked as spoon-makers. In each family there would be three of four men working at this job. They sell in Valencia, Cataluña and America. They use boxwood to make the spoons. At that time there was work for a lot of people. Now a machine does the work. He takes part in the handicraft fairs. He is not a member of the handicrafts association but he collaborates. He only makes spoons and knives.
IC-010b A05 In the old days when he worked for the industry, he made about 700 spoons per day, just giving them a rough shape and no more. To make a spoon, fully finished, he needs an hour and a half. The tools that he uses are not sold, in the old days they were made to order.