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Background imageArtisan Collection: Poole Pottery - Shaping a pot on the potters wheel

Poole Pottery - Shaping a pot on the potters wheel
Shaping a pot on the potters wheel. Poole Pottery was founded in 1873 on Poole quayside, where it continued to produce pottery by hand before moving its factory operations away from the quay in 1999

Background imageArtisan Collection: Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge

Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge
A skilled wheelwright works on a wooden cart wheel in his workshop at Blists Hill Working Museum, Ironbridge, Shropshire. First published The Independent newspaper Date: 1989

Background imageArtisan Collection: How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA

How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA Date: circa 1930s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Malta - Lacemaking

Malta - Lacemaking
Lacemaking in Malta during WWI. Malta was not on the front line of World War I (unlike World War II) but did participate in many ways nevertheless

Background imageArtisan Collection: Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds

Nigeria, Sokoto - Carving gourds Date: circa 1920s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Syria - Jewish Workers producing Engraved Brasswork

Syria - Jewish Workers producing Engraved Brasswork Date: circa 1905

Background imageArtisan Collection: Portraits of different Indian castes

Portraits of different Indian castes: Brahmins 1, 2, Kshatriyas or Khatri, Punjabi mercantile caste 3, 4, Vaisyas 5, 6, Sudras 7, 8, Hindus of upper India 9, 10, and Mughals 11, 12

Background imageArtisan Collection: Pedro Pons Pons, of Binirramet, near Mahon, Menorca, Spain

Pedro Pons Pons, of Binirramet, near Mahon, Menorca, Spain
Pedro Pons Pons, in his workshop in Binirramet, near Mahon, Menorca, Spain. Pedro is an arader - one of the last remaining wheelrights

Background imageArtisan Collection: Antwerp, Belgium - 81 Place de Meir - Ganterie (Glove Shop)

Antwerp, Belgium - 81 Place de Meir - Ganterie (Glove Shop)
Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium - 81 Place de Meir - Maison van Steenkiste Ganterie (Glove Shop) - the royal crest signifies they had some VERY high-end clients! Date: circa 1909

Background imageArtisan Collection: Morocco - a leather goods boutique/shop/stall

Morocco - a leather goods boutique/shop/stall. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Japan - Bamboo Ornament Shop

Japan - Bamboo Ornament Shop
Bamboo Ornament Shop, Japan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Japan - Geta Clog Maker

Japan - Geta Clog Maker
Geta Clog Maker, Japan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Japan - Bamboo Ware Maker

Japan - Bamboo Ware Maker
Bamboo Ware Maker, Japan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Weaving Sik on a traditional foot-powered loom, Japan

Weaving Sik on a traditional foot-powered loom, Japan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Mexico 1900s 1890s Mexican Comic Humour Death

Mexico 1900s 1890s Mexican Comic Humour Death
mexico, 1900s, 1890s, mexican, comic, humour, death, macabre, morbid, calavera, skeletons, skeleton, skull, skulls, satire, satirical, artists, artisans, artist, artisan, play, playing, music

Background imageArtisan Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Tank made in Sant

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Tank made in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia by the Commission of War Industries of Catalonia

Background imageArtisan Collection: Young women and geisha on an Edo street, 18th century

Young women and geisha on an Edo street, 18th century
Scene outside an office for servant placement with the entrance to a female bathhouse. An older woman talks to a nanny with baby and other working women

Background imageArtisan Collection: Women of the merchant or artisan class

Women of the merchant or artisan class. Waka poetry tutor in a daimyos house. Servants sewing, writing poems, wrapping items and carrying rice

Background imageArtisan Collection: Concubine (mekake) of a high-ranking man watching a dancer

Concubine (mekake) of a high-ranking man watching a dancer
Concubine (mekake) of a high-ranking man with tobacco pipe watching a dancing girl accompanied by musicians on shamisen and blind koto harpist (koze)

Background imageArtisan Collection: Making Cloisonne enamel - Japanese village in London

Making Cloisonne enamel - Japanese village in London
Japanese artisan making Cloisonne enamel at the Japanese Village in Humphreys Hall, Knightsbridge in 1885. A complete village with its shops, tea-house

Background imageArtisan Collection: Worker with large axe, artisan, merchant and woman of Paris

Worker with large axe, artisan, merchant and woman of Paris. Costumes of the people of Paris, reign of King Francis I of France

Background imageArtisan Collection: Finishing Panama Hats at Maduros Souvenir Store, Panama

Finishing Panama Hats at Maduros Souvenir Store, Panama. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Manufacturing Sevres porcelain

Manufacturing Sevres porcelain
A very beautifully shot postcard photograph showing the colouring workshop (preparing the background colours) for Sevres porcelain, particularly the famous Sevres Blue - Sevres Factory, France

Background imageArtisan Collection: A Moroccan Jeweller in his small shop / workshop at Essaouira (Mogador), Morocco

A Moroccan Jeweller in his small shop / workshop at Essaouira (Mogador), Morocco
A Moroccan Jeweller in his small shop/workshop at Essaouira (Mogador), Morocco. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Basket maker, at work outside his house in Thassos, Greece

Basket maker, at work outside his house in Thassos, Greece
An elderly male basket maker, at work outside his house in Thassos, Greece Date: 1992

Background imageArtisan Collection: Thatcher working on Somerset cottage -2

Thatcher working on Somerset cottage -2
Thatcher at work on the ridge of a cottage roof in the centre of a Somerset village Date: 1989

Background imageArtisan Collection: Thatcher working on Somerset cottage -1

Thatcher working on Somerset cottage -1
Thatcher at work on the ridge of a cottage roof in the centre of a Somerset village Date: 1989

Background imageArtisan Collection: Stick dresser

Stick dresser
Mr Stuart Bodsworth, stick dresser and wood carver at work on the horn handle of a walking stick. Birmingham, England. First published The Independent Date: 1986

Background imageArtisan Collection: Vendor of Turkish chaplets in a Bazaar

Vendor of Turkish chaplets in a Bazaar
Vendor of Turkish chaplets (little decorative odds and ends, necklaces, jewellery items etc.) in a Bazaar. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageArtisan Collection: London Trade Card - Peter de la Fontaine, Goldsmith

London Trade Card - Peter de la Fontaine, Goldsmith, at the Golden Cup, Litchfield Street, Soho. 18th century

Background imageArtisan Collection: Hardware Shop, Baghdad, Iraq

Hardware Shop, Baghdad, Iraq. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Two Saints make shoes being tempted by the devil. Engraving

Two Saints make shoes being tempted by the devil. Engraving

Background imageArtisan Collection: Europe. Middle Age. Construction of a gothic Cathedral

Europe. Middle Age. Construction of a gothic Cathedral. Illustration by Lluis Bargall󮠗 atercolour

Background imageArtisan Collection: Silhouette Artist Georg Schmidt

Silhouette Artist Georg Schmidt
A fine silhouette of Silhouette Artist Georg Schmidt cutting a silhouette of a horse. circa 1830

Background imageArtisan Collection: Harry MacDonald - Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green

Harry MacDonald - Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green
Harry MacDonald at work in his Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green, Knebworth, Hertfordshire. MacDonald (a Yorkshireman) came south and brought this cottage for 1, 000 in 1937

Background imageArtisan Collection: Maison E Dorez Freres - Jewellers, Algiers, Algeria

Maison E Dorez Freres - Jewellers, Algiers, Algeria
Maison E Dorez Freres - Jewellers and producers of objets d arts and items of local craftsmanship - 10, Rue Socgemah Algiers, Algeria - founded in 1842. Date: circa 1901

Background imageArtisan Collection: London Trade Card - John Brailsford, Cutler

London Trade Card - John Brailsford, Cutler, St Martins Court, Leicester Fields. 18th century

Background imageArtisan Collection: London Trade Card - Henry Sidgier, Carpenter

London Trade Card - Henry Sidgier, Carpenter
London Trade Card - Henry Sidgier, carpenter, joiner and undertaker, near Temple Bar. 18th century

Background imageArtisan Collection: Making Japanese Paper Chochin lanterns - one used as a sign

Making Japanese Paper Chochin lanterns - one used as a sign
Making Japanese Paper Chochin lanterns and an example of one being used as a sign. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Craftsman in his workshop. Engraving. 19th century

Craftsman in his workshop. Engraving. 19th century

Background imageArtisan Collection: French carpenter working with tools, 16th century

French carpenter working with tools, 16th century.. Handcolored illustration by E. Lechevallier-Chevignard, lithographed by A.J

Background imageArtisan Collection: Glass blower. Illustration of Tractatus de Herbis

Glass blower. Illustration of Tractatus de Herbis, 15 c. of the work De Materia Medica. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. ITALY. EMILIA-ROMAGNA. Modena. Estense Library

Background imageArtisan Collection: Medieval Spinster. Manuscript c. 1340

Medieval Spinster. Manuscript c. 1340
Medieval Spinster. Miniature in The Smithfield Decretals. Compendium c. 1340 of the decretals of Pope Gregory IX. Manuscript Ms Royal 10 E. Gothic art. Miniature Painting. UNITED KINGDOM. ENGLAND

Background imageArtisan Collection: The Bezalel School of Arts & Crafts, Jerusalem, Israel

The Bezalel School of Arts & Crafts, Jerusalem, Israel
The Bezalel School of Arts & Crafts on Abyssinia Street in Jerusalem, established by Professor Boris Schatz in 1906 (pictured on the left in the white suit)

Background imageArtisan Collection: Japanese Ceramic Artist decorating a large vase

Japanese Ceramic Artist decorating a large vase
An effective and unusual postcard illustration depictng a Japanese Ceramic Artist decorating a large vase. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageArtisan Collection: Lacemaking at Bailleau, Nord department, Northern France

Lacemaking at Bailleau, Nord department, Northern France
Lacemaking at Bailleul, a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Date: circa 1908

Background imageArtisan Collection: Chiswick Art Workers Guild making Cecil Aldin toys

Chiswick Art Workers Guild making Cecil Aldin toys
At the toy-makers: a glimpse at Mr Aldins works at Bedford Park. Members of the Chiswick Art Workers Guild busily manufacturing Mr Aldins toys

Background imageArtisan Collection: Sinhalese Lace Maker - Sri Lanka

Sinhalese Lace Maker - Sri Lanka
A very attractive hand-coloured postcard showing a Sinhalese Lace Maker. The Sinhalese (Sinhala, Sinhala Jathiya, Hela or Sinhale) are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka



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