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Yucca Fiber Skirt

Originally posted on UncommonCate:
Yucca fiber processing is an ancient art. I first became interested in yucca fiber in my time at The Clovis Site (an important archaeological site on the high plains of New Mexico). People have used yucca…

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Mid-Cut Huaraches From Tuxpan, Jalisco

Originally posted on Huarache Blog:
Tuxpan in Southern Jalisco is a small town well known for its Tacos “Tuxpenos” and less known for its unique Mid-Cut Huarache style. That being nowadays said their is so little demand for the Tuxpan…

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Medieval Tinsmith

Tinsmiths were the sheet metal workers of the preindustrial days in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.  This almost certainly includes Africa as well but I haven’t been able to find any depictions yet.  These craftsmen created many everyday objects … Continue reading

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A Couple More Medieval Tools

When I say Medieval… The pump drill goes way back in time.  At least into Dynastic Egypt and probably well beyond.  Drills like these are made from perishable materials so we only have the drill bits and generally do not … Continue reading

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Carpenter, 15th-16th Century

Prior to power sawmills and corporate lumber production, much of the carpenter’s project time was filled with simply making trees into boards.  Most illustrations I have found of preindustrial carpenters feature someone hewing, planing, or chiseling with the occasional scene … Continue reading

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Occupation, Bag Maker

Bag maker and salesman from the 15th century.  This should inspire some Medieval era artisans out there. Cutting board and leather knife.

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Looking Back at the Horse

Tools and work benches always create lots of discussion and bring out opinions.  I am re-posting a couple pictures that feature my bodger horse as it has created a few new comments.  This horse has been slightly modified over the … Continue reading

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