Ancient Cultural Traditional Artisans
I want this to be a thread where we share very unique ancient "crafts" that are being kept alive by a select few in their area. Let's celebrate these hard-working makers found around the globe!
I really enjoy learning about these unique processes & products that have been handed down to a select few over an unknown number of generations. Some of these skills take very many years to perfect. I think the ink block making, that I mention below takes 10+ years to learn well.
I have read of traditional ink block makers (in Japan, I think), traditional sword making also in Japan, silk dying, paper making, wool felted cloth & clothing, indigo dye producers, wine makers, and much, much more. All these are done in the traditional method, with no modern conveniences.
I have such respect for those often humble people who are willing to continue to do things the old way. In today's day & age, it makes these products very special. I respect those who are also willing to learn from the masters of their craft.
The first one I'd like to share with you is the process of making Dinosaur Eggs in the Phillipines.
An article or video is very acceptable to post. I hope everyone can enjoy this same journey of exploration with me.
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