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Indophile
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4/5/2012 11:26:52 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Is there any such thing?

As far as I know, there's no widespread demand for anything handmade by Americans. Am I wrong?

What could be the reason for it?

Did the Americans not make anything by hand?
Were they lazy?
Were they lacking in talent?
Was it the lack of any such culture?
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4/5/2012 11:47:09 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Of course there is. What about all the miniture totem poles and wig-wams the Red Indians make? And the toy bows and arrows and fetaher headresses as well.

Or aren't the Red Indians regarded as Americans?
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4/5/2012 2:39:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/5/2012 11:26:52 AM, Indophile wrote:
Is there any such thing?

As far as I know, there's no widespread demand for anything handmade by Americans. Am I wrong?

What could be the reason for it?

Did the Americans not make anything by hand?
Were they lazy?
Were they lacking in talent?
Was it the lack of any such culture?:

"Made in America" is becoming obsolete as manufacturing jobs are outsourced to places like China and India. It's not that American-made products are garbage -- computers, guns, musical instruments, etc, it's just way cheaper for companies to outsource.
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4/5/2012 3:06:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/5/2012 2:39:20 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
At 4/5/2012 11:26:52 AM, Indophile wrote:
Is there any such thing?

As far as I know, there's no widespread demand for anything handmade by Americans. Am I wrong?

What could be the reason for it?

Did the Americans not make anything by hand?
Were they lazy?
Were they lacking in talent?
Was it the lack of any such culture?:

"Made in America" is becoming obsolete as manufacturing jobs are outsourced to places like China and India. It's not that American-made products are garbage -- computers, guns, musical instruments, etc, it's just way cheaper for companies to outsource.

I'm pretty sure computers, guns, musical instruments (on average) are not handmade.

I was talking specifically about the handicraft industry.
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4/5/2012 3:13:01 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm pretty sure computers, guns, musical instruments (on average) are not handmade.:

I guess I assumed manufacturing in America.

Isn't the answer obvious? Doing things by hand takes more time, more man-power, etc.
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4/5/2012 3:21:05 PM
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At 4/5/2012 3:13:01 PM, PARADIGM_L0ST wrote:
I'm pretty sure computers, guns, musical instruments (on average) are not handmade.:

I guess I assumed manufacturing in America.

Isn't the answer obvious? Doing things by hand takes more time, more man-power, etc.

Well, obviously not everything is going to be handmade. But there are certain items, for example, rugs, carpets, designer clothes, etc. that are made elsewhere in the world and are in high demand.

What about such items?
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