What were the shops like
Re: What were the shops like where the treasured ancient beads of today were produced? -- art Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Timbuk-2 Post Reply
03/17/2017, 08:33:13

Were they run by a master with various apprentices and journeymen under him working diligently?

YES

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Or were they solo affairs in dark corners with one obsessed maniac working?

NO!!

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Were the beads originally made for specific buyers?

YES!

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Or did the makers show up at local bazaars with their wares?

NO - definitely not the maker/s!
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Were the makers conscripts?

Haaaa! Doubt it, Artur!

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Or were they well regarded by their patrons?

Most likely!
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Was their work generational?

Yes (if you mean grandfather to father to son

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Did the makers typically have short lives, given industrial conditions at a primitive level?

No.

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All answers based on what I consider (my) logic! Not based on knowledge, except for the first one!

It must also be considered, or asked, "beadmakers where?" Bet there have been regional differences!



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