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 Weaving baskets and turning wood on a lathe to produce bowls are crafts that have been replaced by companies that mass produce these items.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.