stage of manufacture (woodworking); mug (food service)

The second stage of making a drinking-cup out of plum wood. The piece of wood has been carved with a knife to create the curved shape of the cup, and holes have been bored into the top in a circular pattern. There is a metal nail in the longest side.

The drinking-cup is a vessel used on a journey for drinking water. A great deal of skill is required in making this cup. It is made by amateur craftmen. In the region of Hunedoara the making and using of this cup forms part of an old tradition. The axe and saw are used in hewing the wood, and the designing is done with compasses in the first stage. It is carved with the knife and perforated with the borer in the second stage. It is carved with the knife in the third stage. Ornamented with circular design, the long handle is perforated and smoothed with the knife in the fourth stage. In the fifth stage, it is carved and notched with the point of the knife.

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