Living in Hungary I have had the privilege of seeing lace made, speaking to a kekfesto master, touching old traditional costumes and seeing folk songs performed during festivals. I have gained such appreciation for hand-crafted arts, the folk life and the history behind it.
When I saw this video I just had to post it. This is the situation in Hungary as well. Shopping on Vaci, tourists buy all the handicrafts they can as gifts and souvenirs. Do they know that most of it is made in China? Do they care? What do you think? Would you pay more for hand made lace knowing it was made by a lady in the countryside?
Enjoy the video. This one from the Etsy blog. (I saw it on Anna Maria Horner's site) Thanks to both for posting it.