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Young Girl Crocheting
(William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1889, Public domain)

Did You Know? (Craft)

During the Middle Ages, women and craftsmanship did not go well together. Tolerated in the countryside but totally excluded in cities, craftswomen had to content themselves solely with textile work.

During this period, an official decree barred women from the training necessary for the practice of a trade. However, when a craftsman died, his widow was temporarily authorized to take over the workshop until one of her sons replaced his father.

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