Mitteleuropa, Bayerischer Wald - Flechten einer Schwinge in Herzogsreut

Central Europe, Bavarian Forest - Plaiting a "Schwinge" [Oval Basket] at Herzogsreut

The wood processing home industry has lost a great deal of value but in the Bavarian Forest it is still plays a certain part. The film shows how wood strips of two to three-finger width are split off from logs and how the strips are used for making a "Schwinge" (an oval basket). During the course of this work, the craftsman was interrupted only twice so that the settings reflect the natural contin...