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Second Trailer By the river - wicker basket maker

Jerzy Kramaszewski is one of the last wicker basket makers working on the banks of Vistula river. He is said to be the only living one left in the Lower Vistula Valley. Wicker, a lightweight natural material, is known for its strength and was widely used in households in the Polish countryside. Today wicker products are mostly used for indoor decoration but in the past it was used in various farming implements and fishing equipment.
Basket making is a dying craft and Mr. Kramaszewski says that he does not have an apprentice to teach and pass on the skills his father passed on to him.

Photography and video:
Maciej Moskwa, Paweł Wyszomirski

Video editing: Artur Hutnik

 

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