Monday, June 4, 2012
Local artisans surround the main, central square with their stands and happily discuss their specialties, taking pride that it is made locally by hand: jewelry, odds & ends, gift ideas, and other works of art.
I met the lady who was displaying her “Santons Ceramiques,” figurines of village life — a Provençale specialty (usually made of clay). She informed me that she does demonstrations by appointment in her workshop, located in the Var (in a small village outside of Nice) and kindly shared information about other local events.
As I wondered around window(less) shopping and browsing each stand, I took note of the “like a mother’s” pride that the vendors had for their products and their efforts in keeping the aspect of cultural craftsmanship vivant (alive)!
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