Monday, April 15, 2013

What We Saw























We visited the people who produce the goods we sell.






























Our vendors welcomed us like long lost family.






























We were able to see how our beads, mushrooms and millinery flowers are manufactured, by hand, each and every one, utilizing techniques from the 1800s.






























Appearances could be deceiving - what looked like a stately old home could just as easily be a bustling hive of creativity and the largest employer in the village.



3 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

That last photograph would make the most beautiful jig saw puzzle GW.

nina said...

Fantastic trip! I hadn't realized the commercial dimension -- all the more meaningful!

it's me said...

Love the last photograph