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The women of Faial produce fine lace from agave thread, execute carvings in
snow-white fig-tree pith, and weave fine baskets. Grains, fruit, and olives are
grown, and cattle raising, dairying and whaling for sperm oil are important
distinction between artist and craftsman hardly appears before the Renaissance
and the term fine arts, or beaux-arts as they are known in France, does not
appear until the mid-18th century. By then the founding of academics had given ...
In this kind of ground decoration (also called kinji or kindami), very fine gold or
silver grains are thickly dusted onto a freshly lacquered, wet surface and, when
dry, covered with a clear lacquer. After the surface has dried, it is polished with ...
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