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    Traditional weaving By Faissal – Marrakech

    During my stay in Morocco last February, I randomly found a shop selling beautiful fine hand woven scarves. Colours and quality are vibrant, among them natural dyes with henné and hibiscus flowers. The shopkeeper…

    April 26, 2018
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    Discover Bali’s textile art: Ikat & Batik

    In this third post about Bali, I am taking you to discover Bali’s textile art: Ikat & Batik. I have always been fascinated by hand crafted work, especially ceramics, but I am also an…

    July 28, 2016
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    Frosso’s ceramic workshop

    This summer in Crete I stayed in a lovely house next to the Fortezza in Rethymno. The owner Frosso happens to be a ceramist too. She kindly let me take photos whilst she was…

    October 19, 2013
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    {artisans} violin maker in Seattle

    During my stay in Seattle last month, I organised to meet David Van Zandt, violin maker.  I have always been fascinated by handmade products and little did I know about creating a violin. When…

    May 19, 2013
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    Handmade Cretan phyllo pastry

    If you ever go to Rethymno in Crete, you need to visit the last traditional phyllo pastry workshop run by the Hatziparaskos family in a small side street of the Old Town. The head,…

    September 30, 2012