Video appunto: Handicraft and Mark


A handicraft is a decorative object that has been made by hand. The word can also be used to refer to an occupation that requires a person to develop a particular skill with their hands, such as weaving or pottery.
One of my favorite things about Mexico was traveling to the towns and seeing the handicrafts that were made in each place.
One town I visited was known for colorful wooden animal sculptures, while another was known for its black clay pottery.
The old city of Fes is full of life in the mornings. You can visit tanneries or watch artisans create their handicrafts, which then can be purchased at affordable prices.
You’re already familiar with the words man¬made, created or caused by humans, and machine-made, produced by using a machine. The opposite of machine-made is handmade, which means that something is created by humans without using a machine.
Isn't Kathleen's jumper beautiful? It's hard to believe that it's handmade, but her daughter knitted it for her as a birthday present.
The coffee table in the living room is handmade. My great-grandfather was a carpenter, and he made it for his daughter's wedding; it's been in the family ever since.


The word mark refers to a badge or any other visible symbol of something. This symbol can be voluntary or imposed on a person.
The orange jumpsuit was a mark of his criminal record. Everyone who abandoned life as a good citizen and lived in prison wore one.
My freckles are a mark of my Irish heritage. They used to embarrass me, but now I do not try to cover them up. I wear them with pride!
The word mark can also refer to any visible impression made on something. This could include a stain, dent, or drawing.
There is a mark on my new car! Shame on you for banging your car door into it. You should have looked first!
Jerry punched me in the arm, and it left a mark. My mother will fly into a fury if she sees the size of the bruise!