CRÆFT: How Traditional Crafts Are About More Than Just Making

£20.00

CRÆFT: How Traditional Crafts Are About More Than Just Making

In a period of meaningless mass manufacturing, our growing appetite for hand-made objects, artisan food and craft beverages reveals our deep craving for tradition and quality. 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.

In this fascinating book, archaeologist and popular broadcaster Alexander Langlands goes in search of the mysterious lost meaning of cræft.

Through a vibrant series of mini-histories, told with his trademark energy and charm, Langlands resurrects a medieval world where back-breaking labour was fused with imaginative skill – and passionately defends the renewed importance of cræft today.

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