Ikiliko txondorra (Charcoal making at Ikili)
- Publisher: Ur Mara Elkartea. Alkiza (Gipuzkoa), 2010.
- Language: Basque
- Hardcover, 84 pages
- Dimensions: 297 x 240 mm
- ISBN: 978-84-614-1180-1
- Legal deposit: SS-768-2010
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Charcoal makers will not be seen any longer in the mountains of the Basque Country, unless for photographs. This photobook demonstrates it.
The photographies in the book were taken in 2009, in the village of Alkiza (Gipuzkoa), most of them next to the Ikilisagasti farmhouse. Under the initiative of Itxurain, Alkiza uztartzen (Itxurain, uniting Alkiza), a charcoal kiln was built there in May. It lasted one week steaming.
Although there are still in our villages competent charcoal makers, able to lift a kiln, fire it, and keep it alive and smoky for days, charcoal making, like many other professions, will appear in the list of jobs lost in the 20th century in history books. With these pictures we would like to avoid those activities --and that living, in some way-- to be completely forgotten.
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