Monday, January 18, 2016

Caning


The people in México keep themselves busy.  Saw this young man caning a rocking chair as we walked down one of the side streets back to our condo.  We could not communicate with one another because of our language skills, but he liked having me take his photo.  I like to give people whom I photograph a print copy of their image but in this case it wasn't possible.  Never go to a country without knowing the language! I had rudimentary skills a few years ago but I lost the facility without practice. One of my goals this year is learn Spanish again. Getting back to the photo, I am impressed by the work ethic of so many Mexicans I have met here in Mazatlán.

7 comments:

Lowell said...

Your photograph is muy bueno! Love that chair. This represents the definition of "caning" that I can live with!

EG CameraGirl said...

I learned to cane chairs many years ago and it is very, VERY time consuming! How nice he liked having his photo taken.

Sharon Anck said...

That is a talent that certainly is not common any longer.

William Kendall said...

It's quite a chair, too!

Halcyon said...

Wow! That looks like hard work.

biebkriebels said...

A lovely rocking chair. Without Spanish it is difficult talking indeed.

Kay said...

Some of the hardest workers I've known and worked with have been Mexican. I wonder if you can even find people in the U.S. who do caning.