Thursday, April 16, 2009

Keeping the art of handcraft alive

Remember these cute little pullalongs from your own childhood?

These very sweet traditional toys have been made in the same villages in the Czeck regions of Stráž nad Nežárkou since 1946.

With the growth of Chinese manufacturing and cheap labour, these lovely handcrafted toys were nearly lost to the world, but thankfully now with many people appreciating the art of handcraft the villages are able to continue their trade, providing valuable work for local people, and ensuring these toys are around for more generations to enjoy.


  1. That is so darling. I don't think something is worth having if it didn't mean something to the person who made it. :)

  2. I have just stumbled upon your blog, very inspiring! thankyou.


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