Posts tagged handcrafted
PhotoTour: A Florence Leather Craftsman Honors a Timeless Tradition, One Bag at a Time

In Florence, Italy,  a master leather craftsman holds on defiantly to the traditional ways leather has been crafted there for centuries. His refusal to bend to the demands of pop culture and the temptations of technology create a demand for his custom creations that reinforce the meaning of handcrafted. And his customers carry his story with them wherever they go.  

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A Tuscan Artisan Transforms Wood Into Wonderful

You can't help but be transfixed as you watch a random block of wood slowly, deliberately, become something useful or a work of art. The skilled hands of a craftsman know just what the block of wood intends to become, and exactly which tools he needs to use to make it happen.  

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These Hands Made This: Learning The Value of 'Handcrafted' in Tuscany

Why should we really care whether something is handcrafted or not? It goes much deeper than pretense or exclusivity. Buying local, handcrafted food and other items not only means supporting the expert producers and their resources, but sustaining yourself in the process.

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