The craft of basket weaving has a long history in the world of man. Using grasses, canes and palms to make baskets has been a tradition with many people across the globe. Baskets are useful for carrying dry goods such as seeds, cloth and other light items. Berries gathered from...

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Crafts are often handed down through families for generations, and this practice has kept them alive in the modern world. Some family traditions have excluded crafts, and those people must take classes to learn their skills. No matter how a craft is learned, practice is important for honing necessary skills...

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Making useful items by hand has been a tradition since the Stone Age. Back then, hunting was an important occupation. Making stone tips for spears and arrows was a full time job in many tribes. This craft was taught to young people for the benefit of the entire tribe. There...

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Modern man lives by his electronic devices. A walk down any street shows people busy texting, talking and viewing videos on cell phones and tablets. It is almost amazing that modern people have any needs today other than recharging stations and more electronic devices. Fortunately for the world of crafting,...

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Throughout history, man has made what he needed to survive. Before large companies manufactured most of the world's goods, people made things by hand. They then passed this knowledge down to young people. Crafting tools and goods for survival became a tradition. Unfortunately, that tradition is dying out in many places. Weaving baskets and turning wood on a lathe to produce bowls are crafts that have been replaced by companies that mass produce these items. It is cheaper and requires far less labor. Handing these traditions down is no longer being done unless local craftsmen make the effort to teach these skills.