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NAME: MESTRES D’AIXA

The ‘’Mestres d’Aixa’’ are craftsmen who design, make and repair wooden boats. Its name comes from "L'aixa" (adze), a tool used to shape wood.
This artisan craft has had great prestige throughout history due to its combination and balance between art and technology. Today is a trade declining because of the disappearance of traditional fishing and boat building with new materials such as fiberglass. In recent years the office has resurfaced thanks to the creation of the School of Mestres d’Aixa by the Council of Majorca and the revaluation of traditional boats as the ‘’llaüt’’, which is used for trawling and, in recent years as recreational boat (the ‘’Mestres d'Aixa’’ were the first builders of this type of boat).

 

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