handmade portraits

Spent some time browsing through the many inspirational Etsy Handmade Portrait videos last night and this video really stood out. It follows Le Thi Tan and her candy store on Sugar Street, located in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her shop–Toan Thing Tan Lan–named after herself and her parents, has remained in the same location for three generations. There is just something special about being able to purchase a product that was made by hand rather than a machine, and it’s even more special when you can hear the artists story. ♥

 

My most favorite one though, which I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, is the story of 98 year old Tlingit Native elder Mabel Pike. I came across the video sometime last year and immediately fell in love with her beautiful spirit and craft. I recently learned of her passing and just wanted to share the video again, as I know you all will enjoy it as much as I do. May she rest in peace. ♥

 

 

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