Citation "Identidad y memoria histórica del tejueleo artesanal : un oficio maderero en riesgo de extinción en la región de Aysén"

  • Castillo Levicoy, Carlos
  • Sanhueza Ulloa, Marcelo
  • Corcuera Vliegenthart, Elisa
Title Article/Chapter
Identidad y memoria histórica del tejueleo artesanal : un oficio maderero en riesgo de extinción en la región de Aysén
Title translated English
Identity and historical memory of the hand-split wooden shingle : a craft timber at risk of extinction in the Aysen region
Title of source
Conserva: revista del Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración
Issue Number
N. 17
Date of Publication
Page Numbers
p. 53-67
Language Text
Language Summaries
Includes bibliog. refs.
Subject Keywords English
  • Building material
  • Handicraft
  • Wood
  • Shingle
  • Cultural identity
  • Memory
  • Oral source
  • Architecture, construction technique
Subject Keywords French
  • Matériau de construction
  • Artisanat
  • Bois
  • Bardeau
  • Identité culturelle
  • Mémoire
  • Source orale
  • Architecture, technique de construction
Subject Geog Name English
  • Chile
  • Aysén
Subject Geog Name French
  • Chili
The exploitation and use of native wood has been a cultural invariance since remote times. The first settlers (pioneers) that arrived to the Aysén region found the abundance of wood to be the source for building their homes. During this process the use of the hand-split wooden shingle marks a unique architectural past that today is struggling to stay alive. The main objective of this work seeks to value and disseminate the different cultural elements that characterize the hand-split wooden shingle as a traditional wood handicraft of the native forests of the Aysén region. Oral interviews were carried out and photographs were taken of the hand-split wooden shingles making process in the forest, of ancient sites of shingle crafting, and of old and new constructions with these shingles. Hand-split wooden shingles originated during the first exploitations of the alerzales (Fitzroya cupressoides (Mol.) Johnston.) in the 17th and 18th centuries in the areas of Chiloé, Puerto Montt, Osorno and Valdivia. Hand-split wooden shingle crafting reached the Aysén region at the end of the 19th century and became part of the cultural identity of the individual and the community where this craft was practiced.;(A.A.)
Originating Institution
Location of Document
Per. Chili 9
Literature Type
Bibliographic Level
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