November 30, 2014

Basket-Maker at Work


This man was demonstrating his craft at a September festival. I'm posting his picture now for the current City Daily Photo theme: Worker.

Handwoven baskets are a popular gift item here in the Shenandoah Valley.  I did not ask the gentleman if this is a full-time occupation, but in my imaginary scenario he is semi-retired and supplements his income with selling these at craft shows and through shops specializing in Virginia-made products.

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16 comments:

  1. really awesome. he looks very non-stressed. :)

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  2. Great photos, I really like the traditional crafts !!

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  3. He looks quite content. I couldn't imagine doing that myself!

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  4. Good to see that things are HANDMADE.

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  5. Such beautiful baskets! I love to get things that are hand made. I think they last much longer and I also like to buy local if I can.

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  6. This would be sooooo fascinating to watch!

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  7. I love buying local and handmade is even better.

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  8. I think your imaginary scenario might be spot on Linda :) Perfect shot for the theme.

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  9. Linda, I am delighted with these baskets.
    You made some great shots.
    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia

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  10. Love baskets. They are beautiful.

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  11. I am thinking that my retirement hobby of photography is a heckuva lot easier than weaving baskets.

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  12. Those baskets are really great looking!

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