TALLINN - The history of Estonian handicrafts goes back centuries. Estonia was, for most of its history, occupied by Germans or Danish, and the development of handicrafts has been affected in the same way as other aspects of the lives of Estonian peasantry.According to the Estonian National Museum, as early as the 15th century "there were artisans representing 73 different areas of craftsmanship active in Tallinn." If most of the history of European crafts looks quite similar, then the Estonian industry development is significantly different. "From the medieval times up till as ...
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