September 30, 2010

Hardworking Hands

Guizhou, 2006

This silversmith, creating exquisite silver accessories to be worn by Miao minority women in Guizhou, has his own clever way to "mass produce" his handiwork.

Posting at Mary's Sepia Scenes, where you will find links to other interesting sepia images.

10 comments:

Dina said...

A sterling photograph!

Lui said...

How interesting! Did you buy one?

Sciarada said...

Ciao Francisca, wonderful! I love manual work, where everything is unique and not mass-produced, too bad that few people have them!

jeannette said...

It must be expensive for this smith to work with silver, or?
Of course(smile) I like to know where Guizhou is...in the South?

Evelyn said...

There's a story there... I wonder how he lost his finger.

Kaori said...

I love his hands...

Kay L. Davies said...

I've never watched a silversmith work, but I used to hang out drinking coffee in the back of a goldsmith's shop annoying my friend who owned it, and it can be very dangerous work.
Super picture, Francisca, of course.

Kay, Alberta

Gabriela Abalo said...

Lovely picture... I love working hands!

loveNlight
Gabi

JM said...

Great shot! I also wonder how he lost his finger...

Jacob said...

The human mind can be so agile and creative...if it's allowed the freedom it needs...

A great hand study.