These hands that preserve the memories of time.

The carpentry

Unconscious hands can’t move if not following their nature.

 

The cabinetry: the inlay

Heedless of fate, they always know where to go, where to stay, which furrow to carve.

The cabinetry: the carving

They engrave stories on grains with fathers’ care and ancestors’ wisdom.

The browning

Hands of precious humbleness that never asked anything back.

The lacquering process

These hands preserve the secrets of wood. They shield it within their palmar creases.

 

The trimming

These hands teach, they hand down the noble attention to details.

The brass working

Hands will never be tired to shape time.