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The hands of this 90+ year old women are seen demonstrating how cotton was once commonly spun into yarn. This obviously lost skill takes just the right combination of hand-eye-foot coordination to keep the process moving smoothly. I found out she learned the skill as a young girl. On top of this demonstration, she uses raw cotton where she removes the 30 some odd seeds in each ball, and then combs the raw cotton so that it can be spun into yarn. She was amazing to watch because she does this every day for hours at a time at a cultural museum where I live.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2013 - 1:46 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/4sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Wisdom & Skill
Username:psu68 psu68
Uploaded:24 Aug 2013 - 3:21 PM
Tags:General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
24 Aug 2013 - 3:39 PM

Excellent image and write up, sad these arts are being lost.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2013 - 10:23 PM

Hands at work-- and I am envious of this fine image as it would fit in so nicely with a collection I have of---"Hands at Work."

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
25 Aug 2013 - 2:24 AM

Her hands do not look her age, precisely because of her trade.
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