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The profession of aging wood in Homs ... Connecting the past with the present with simple tools and a renewed spirit


Homs-SANA The profession of aging wood is closely linked with the past and with the heritage, despite the development of various aspects of life.


The profession of aging wood is closely related to the past and with the heritage, despite the development of various aspects of life, this profession has maintained its heritage links with a renewed spirit.

The craftsman, Abdul Hafeez Al-Ikhwan, one of the workers in the profession of aging wood in the province of Homs, told the SANA correspondent: I have been working in this profession for 25 years and I deal with the piece of wood as a renewed spirit that varies according to its color, age and condition.

He added .. I started getting attached to this profession when I saw an old wooden door in one of the old neighborhoods of Homs and the extent of its connection with the past and history and the need to preserve this link in our current era.

Methods and techniques for aging wood are various according to the brotherhood craftsman, such as direct burning with a tool called shalmon or by using some chemical compounds or using lime and extinguishing it with water to create some fragile areas in the wood. An iron brush can also be used to create lines and engravings, after which the wood is painted exclusively with watercolors for more than one time and another. Stage: The piece to be aged is sprayed with a quick-drying paint to preserve the entire process of painting, drilling and aging, and to protect it from moisture.

The craftsman considered the Brotherhood that his passion and passion for antique furniture motivated him to pay attention to the profession and to develop in it and to make all the wooden art pieces required by the profession or to antique furniture in old and modern homes and some churches.

In order to continue the heritage of the heritage profession, the craftsman the Brotherhood indicated that he teaches his children today the techniques of the profession for its continuity, preservation and expansion by making use of the remnants of nature to create antiques and stamens also with a heritage character, pointing to the use of simple hand tools such as paint brushes and feathers of different sizes and thicknesses, iron brush and watercolors.

Okay El Hassan

Source: sena

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