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- Stamped items - plain stamped pieces are considered handcrafted. The stamps are usually manufactured and purchased from a store. The skill in making these items lies in lining up a design properly and being able to create a design that isn’t double stamped creating a blurred design. Once the piece is stamped any other embellishments are added to the piece. It is shaped, buffed and polished to create the final product. An item that used other metals or stones would be considered a mix of handcrafted and handmade. The stamp work being handcrafted and the parts made from scratch being handmade.
Author: Rosalie Talahongva
Tribal Affiliation: Hopi
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