What is an Artisan? At times one believes that all products marketed in the world should be free, mechanized to reduce cost and incorporated in the market in a grand scale. The artisan, on the other hand, should give the same deal, without a thought given to the fact the product is made by hand, done with all that is humanly possible with what is given. It isn’t the programming of a computer that can produce huge volumes and in turn can “play” with prices. It is realizing the artisan requires a period of time to learn and work effectively. The pace of creating the work and the resulting qualities will differ. All are not equal. The artisans’ abilities and contributions evolve over a periods of time. Their techniques are passed from generation to generation. Symbolic meaning identifies their original domiciles. There are those of the mentality that to be an artisan is to be “behind the times” because their work reflects history, a silent voice that speaks of beginnings. In reality they are the ambassadors of the world’s cultural exchange. They also utilize products from their respective villages. They use natural fibers from plants and animals, fibers that are biodegradable and safe for the environment. There is no comparison with the true artisan and one who merely manufactures. Manufacturing removes the human touch.