Watching a craftsperson create whatever it is he or she sells is one of my traveling pleasures. Perhaps, this comes from having an artist as a brother and a childhood of going to the art department at Eastern Kentucky University where my father taught and threw pots on a potter’s wheel.
I love the way LadyExpat captured a shot that tells a brief story about this umbrella maker in Taiwan. The heading mentions a factory. The tools, the method, the careful attention the maker gives to her craft are all here. I can see the fish swimming about on the top as the woman turns the umbrella checking to see if she is done before she takes out an unpainted one to begin another.
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