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Preserving Traditions

BY Lisa Lindblad

August 13, 2010

I was an anthropology major in college and grad school.

Old loves never die.

When I came across One Fine Thread, Anna Haber’s blog on global craft traditions and skills, my heart skipped.  It’s the same feeling I get when I find myself in a particularly wonderful souk or West African grand marche.  At the swirl of color, the overabundance of stuff and the possibility of finding a treasure hidden in the flotsam of semi-whole objects worn with age, I begin to vibrate.  I love that treasure hunt and, as a travel person, I advise all my friends and clients to make a market stop an essential part of their discovery of place.

But when, on a workday mid-morning, you need a bit of a lift, a hint of escape, a whiff of fantasy, a twirl of magic, pull up One Fine Thread and see what Anna has culled from around the world.  It’s almost every bit as special.

onefinethread.blogspot.com

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Art & Design Flourishing in Cape Town