The Crafts industry in Latvia 's as diverse as Latvian culture itself

  • 2009-12-02
  • By Layla Banks
RIGA - The crafts industry in the Baltic states is as versatile and diverse as the Baltic culture itself. Situated on the historical trading crossroads between the East and the West, Latvia has long served as a bridge between different customs, while staying true to its own cultural roots and carefully preserving its heritage and traditions. The dominant aspect of the crafts industry globally is the thorough utilization of local materials, creative ideas and labor. Before Reverend William Lee invented the Stocking Frame, a mechanical device for knitting stockings, thus kick-starting...
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