Time Line: Great Moments in Craft Culture
Great moments in craft culture, from antiquity to the present.
1 B.C.: Jesus is born, puts skinny, bearded carpenters on the map.
c. A.D. 65: Roman farmer Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella publishes his 12-volume De Re Rustica, with ruminations on the arts of pickling, cheese-making, wine producing, and beekeeping.
1776: A widowed upholsterer named Betsy Ross hand-stitches the first American flag (or so the story goes).