crafts·​wom·​an | \ ˈkraf(t)s-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce craftswoman (audio) \

Definition of craftswoman

1 : a woman who is an artisan
2 : a woman who is skilled in a craft

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The Teçume craftswomen live in an area of the Amazon along the Tupana and Igapó-Açu rivers that is still relatively untouched by deforestation. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "Yael Sonia Is Bringing the Artisanal Traditions of the Amazon to the World of Fine Jewelry," 11 Sep. 2018 The bag is made in Portugal by craftswomen following the ancient technique of weaving reed by hand. Minna Shim, Harper's BAZAAR, "These Chic Bags Come with a Touch of Magic," 8 July 2017 With help from fair trade nonprofit Global Goods Partners, proceeds from items purchased on the site will help the craftswomen care for their families and send their children to school. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Morning Headlines: Lauren Conrad's New Shopping Site With a Cause, This Year's "Elf Yourself" — and More," 21 Nov. 2013 All of the collection’s brightly colored reed bags are handmade by craftswomen in Portugal and are decorated with porcelain talisman charms that are also handmade in Galicia, Spain, where Alvarez is from originally. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Heimat Atlantica Offers a Collection of Basket Bags That Stand Out Among the Rest," 26 Mar. 2018 Elly was a proficient sewing craftswoman during her adult life. Hartford Courant,, "Ellenor H. Bruetsch," 4 Feb. 2018 It was made for this house and inset with jeweled touches by a Michigan craftswoman. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "House Envy: Hidden staircase, custom touches make Oakland Township home one of a kind," 9 Dec. 2017 Suzanna Senda, 87, a craftswoman who made elaborate gingerbread houses and decorative baskets, died May 11 at a health care center in Derwood, Md. Washington Post, "Notable deaths in the Washington area," 7 June 2017 The Rolex award funded the Pride and Enterprise mobile resource center, a bus that helped connect craftswomen across Kutch to share embroidery techniques and styles. National Geographic, "Turning an Ancient Form of Art Into New Income," 14 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of craftswoman

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of craftswoman was in 1886

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English Language Learners Definition of craftswoman

: a woman who makes beautiful objects by hand

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