My specialty is making chairs; therefore I make 5-6 models of chairs. Also, I design and create chair models.
DESCRIPTION OF HOUSEHOLD/FARM
Wicker products making
I inherited the wicker craft shop from my father. The entire village of Vojska used to do the wicker craft, due to the fact that the purchase was organized and there was the variety of wicker products that were made. Today, the situation is different and the producers have to find buyers for their products.
The entire production technology, from planting willow, preparation and the finishing of the product is very difficult and demanding. My family plant willow on about 40 acres of land, and if we need additional material, we buy it. The species of willow that we use for production are: osier, salix Americana, etc. After harvesting, we classify, cook, clean and dry it. The drying procedure depends on weather conditions. If the outside temperature is up to 30 degrees, willow can dry in one day. If the temperature is 15-20 degrees, drying procedure can last up to 3 days. When the rods dry, it is classified and ready to be used. We use ash wood for making chairs. Our workshop has two machines for cleaning and carving and we also use the following tools: knife, scissors, hammers, pliers, pneumatic stapler and a compressor for painting.