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Tireless hands of a basket weaver May 28, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Culture, People, Places.

So you think your life is hard. This man has probably been doing this for decades. His hands must be aching every night before he goes to sleep or even while he’s sleeping.

Pulling and tightening strips of rattan to make a basket this size is not a job for wimps or sissies. It takes patience, skill and a certain forbearance that marks that person as a hardy guy.

If  you have a family of five or more and you have to put food on the table, you will climb the highest mountain and swim the deepest ocean to make sure everyone in the family does not go to bed hungry.

It also shows you have character and life has given you a pair of strong hands and a strong spine to keep up with the chores you are saddled with in your present existence.



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