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The Bowmaker’s Wood

Bow makers continue ancient traditions, but will they be soon among the last masters of their craft?

  • The Bowmaker's Wood | Copyright: © Peppo Wagner / 3sat

    The Bowmaker's Wood © Peppo Wagner / 3sat

The production of exclusive bows for musical instruments is still real craftsmanship. Bow makers have been using Brazilian Pernambuco wood for more than two hundred years. Yet the stocks in Brazil are running low and the precious Brazilian wood from the Pau-Brasil tree is actually endangered and therefore protected.

Production year 2019
Duration 52 minutes
Director Peppo Wagner
Coproducer A co-production by ORF/3sat and Peppo Wagner Filmproduktion funded by Austrian Television Fund and Land Niederösterreich

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