41. CRAEFT: HOW TRADITIONAL CRAFTS ARE ABOUT MORE THAN JUST MAKING

Baillie Gifford Tent, Thu 28th June 14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

Generously supported by
THE HILLARY CHARITABLE TRUST

In a period of meaningless mass manufacturing, handcrafted products command a premium. But there was a time when craft meant something very different; the Old English word cræft possessed an almost indefinable sense of knowledge, wisdom, and power. Historian and broadcaster Alex Langlands will investigate the mysterious lost meaning, resurrecting the ancient craftspeople who fused exquisite skill with back-breaking labour, and passionately defending the renewed importance of cræft today.