A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Handmade

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Savannah Rose

Savannah Rose

I spent some time just watching and talking with this gentleman while he made his Savannah Rose. They are made from banana or palm leaves and can range in a variety of green and yellow shades. Along River Street in Savannah you will encounter many of these craftsmen, working with their hands to create art. I admire individuals who work and create with their hands. We live in a culture when most of what we purchase is machine manufactured. When I think about it our clothing, shoes, watch, sunglasses, etc., are all manufactured by machinery. What was the last thing you purchase that was handmade?

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Written by Monte Stevens

October 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. I believe the last hand made thing I knowingly purchased was a leather belt. Of course you can’t be sure that some of the stuff you purchase these days isn’t handmade in some sweatshop over seas. 🙂

    Earl

    October 26, 2009 at 9:59 am

  2. That’s really kind of neat, Monte. Its been awhile for me too since I’ve purchased something handmade–I make a lot things myself, but I’ve not purchased anything I can think of.

    QPB

    October 26, 2009 at 8:23 pm

  3. I think about this frequently. Handmade is rare in our lives and that’s a shame. Your photo certainly tells the story effectively. Excellent choice.

    Anita Jesse

    October 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm


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