Friday, January 13, 2012

Hand-carved wood automaton depicts an entire village

I don't know much about this incredible automaton other than the title of the video, Slovenský betlém. The entire thing is wood, carved by masters of the craft. Everything in the village is animated: sawyers, farmers, farriers, cobblers, coopers, threshers, spinners, miners, weavers, carpenters, potters, vintners, washers, diners, musicians, worshipers, assorted animals, and children playing. I'm certain I missed many things too! Amazing. Beautiful.

[ Thanks Karin! ]

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Anonymous Les said...

Another YouTube video describes the creation of the display -- took 18 years!

January 14, 2012 at 1:33 AM  

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