Re-weaving the end of a rug. Turkey


There was a time when everything was made by hand. There was no other way. Skills were refined as they passed from one generation to the next. It is a continuum drawing to a close. Work that was once common and essential survives today as art or craft, or has disappeared entirely.


Making felt rugs in a Kazakh village. Western China


Handspun yarn for knitting socks and gloves. Turkey


A Kurdish village woman spins wool yarn with a drop spindle. Turkey


Glass blowers. India


Sidewalk vender baking flat bread. China


Tinning copper pots, Iran


Pack saddle maker. Turkey