Barcelona, a photo a day

The weaver


Occasionally, not early as often as we would like, we come across some more traditional markets and fairs.
This guy was weaving (and selling) baskets. He was teaching some kids, and they seemed totally enthralled by his art.Nice gentle and patient face too.

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10 responses

  1. interesting foto, we have weavers here also, but it's not everyday you see one. ^0^

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    February 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm

  2. Weaving baskets has been very popular the last years here in Denmark; some sort of a trend 😉

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    February 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

  3. one of my hobby is cross stitching and you need patience for this, like in travelling you need a lot of patience…

    the man seems so calm, goos shot 🙂

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    February 23, 2010 at 9:15 am

  4. very barcelona indeed.. i can feel the warm in this picture..

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    February 23, 2010 at 7:31 am

  5. Teaching can try the patience. I think it's wonderful he's passing along his knowledge.

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    February 23, 2010 at 6:17 am

  6. So glad to see this picture of your, as he does look much more happy than the weaver I came across a couple of days ago.
    A wonderful Tuesday for you all.

    p.s.: on a different note, am as well very happy, as your site does “open up” much faster than yesterday, whatever you did, well done 🙂

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    February 23, 2010 at 2:17 am

  7. VP

    Beautiful portrait. I forgot the last time I saw someone weaving baskets. Probably in rural Tuscany at least thirty years ago…

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    February 22, 2010 at 8:31 pm

  8. Over here in American in the state where we live, in Ohio, a few years ago (maybe ten or more) my entire family were weaving baskets. Most stores sold kits or materials to make them so we did. I am not able to tell you how many we made but I can say that nobody can actually find a single basket to show or take a picture of. It must have been a fad or a hobby that people got tired of. Your photograph is nice because it shows someone who does that and is able to draw a crowd in interested people.

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    February 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm

  9. I have a photo of a Swedish basket maker somewhere, it's the only one I have ever met. Not a popular handicraft these days I guess.

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    February 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm

  10. Fascinating! I would think patience would be very important in this kind of work.

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    February 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm