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Topic: ARTS

Date: 1200-1300
Origin: handcraft 'handicraft' (10-21 centuries), on the model of handiwork

handicraft

noun
     
hand‧i‧craft also craft [countable usually plural]
1A an activity such as sewing or making baskets, in which you use your hands in a skilful way to make things
2 something that someone has made in a skilful way using their hands:
a shop selling handicrafts
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