Mountain Hands: A Portrait of Southern Appalachia

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Hazel Pendley creates heirloom-quality quilts. Ed Ripley wraps bits of fur and feathers into trout flies the size of gnats. Edna Hartong still makes an item that has all but disappeared from the American scene: lye soap. All of these people, and many more like them, are Appalachians who work with their hands. Journalist Sam Venable and photographer Paul Efird spent four years combing the hills and hollows of southern Appalachia to find these talented individuals and let them talk about their work. Mountain Hands is an ...

Mountain Hands: A Portrait of Southern Appalachia 2000, University of Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781572330894