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Sole Crafting

From: Lauren Ober
Length: 04:43

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Victor Powell has been making sandals in Provincetown, Mass., for more than 40 years. But when he retires, the decades-old leather-working tradition will end. Read the full description.
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Sole Crafting
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Lauren Ober

Img_0184_small Handmade leather sandals have been a staple in Provincetown's vibrant craft scene since they were introduced to the area in the 1940s. At the height of the sandalmaking boom, more than 20 leather shops operated in the seaside town. Today, there is only one. Victor Powell is the last of the last. Though he is still making more than 300 pairs of sandals a year and isn't about to stop any time soon. This piece was produced at the Transom Story Workshop.  

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Piece Description

Handmade leather sandals have been a staple in Provincetown's vibrant craft scene since they were introduced to the area in the 1940s. At the height of the sandalmaking boom, more than 20 leather shops operated in the seaside town. Today, there is only one. Victor Powell is the last of the last. Though he is still making more than 300 pairs of sandals a year and isn't about to stop any time soon. This piece was produced at the Transom Story Workshop.