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Sunday, June 14, 2009

A person's hands tell a lot about them. A laborer, a banker, a painter...their hands give away their past to anyone who notices.

These are the hands of the weaver that I posted a couple of weeks ago. Her hands have been at this for over 50 years and they know this territory well. The hands are just the outward expression of the spirit within and these hands reflect meticulous care and expertise that have been formed and molded from years of experience. Arthritis has no abode here...just a continuation of a heartfelt craft for generations to come. These busy hands have never been in the devil's workshop.

12 comments:

...... Bobbi said...

I enjoyed the original photo, but I especially like this closeup of her hands.

Dan Felstead said...

Bobbi,
I have always liked what a person's hands says about themselves.

Dan

Lynda Lehmann said...

Fascinating combination of a hand-portrait and texture! Layers of beautiful texture, and a mix of organic and inorganic. Love it, Dan!

(You know how I love texture!)

Dan Felstead said...

Lynda...when it comes to texture...you and I are kindred spirits! Thanks for the kind words.

Dan

Miss H~ said...

I love the hands here... they remind me a little of one of my grandma's hands. I couldn't agree more, hands do say a lot about us and the things we've done.

Great work! :)

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Miss H...I appreciate the comments.

Dan

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Dan,
Those look like my grandma's hands. My grandparents had a huge loom in the cellar when I was little. I helped to rip rags so they could make rag rugs.

Dan Felstead said...

June,
Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the blog. This lady had made some rag rugs and they were beautiful.

Dan

Cynthia said...

Beautiful!
(My Grandmother always said that about idle hands...)
:^)

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia...it was a favorite of my grandma as well! She said that to me quite a bit during he summers when I would get bored.

Dan

Heather said...

The most distinctive hands I've ever known belonged to my grandfather. They were massive - and well worn from years of hard work.
Beautiful shot.

Dan Felstead said...

Heather,
I know how much your grandfather meant to you...thanks for the comparison.

Dan