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Crafts of the Past

A look back at ancestral handicrafts such as knapping flint tools, creating silver filigree, preparing gold amalgam for coating silver, creating ceramic objects, winding glass beads and more.

  1. Stone Ornamentation

    by on 09-12-2011 at 11:53 AM (Crafts of the Past)
    I have a more complete description of some of the crafts that I will discuss in this blog along with photos at my studio at http://craftsofthepast.artfire.com

    In addition to making stone tools, mankind also used stone to satisfy his more aesthetic and spiritual needs. He thus came to create body ornamentation to attract people to him and to protect himself from bad things such as disease and evil spirits.

    When a person found a stone such as the ones on this string of ...

    Updated 09-12-2011 at 12:05 PM by CraftsofthePast

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