Handmade leather bag | Syrian family handicraft The Vada family has passed down the craft of handmade sandals for generations, and their sandals shop is Palmyra's most famous trademark Before the war, the Vada family had a very comfortable life Both locals and tourists love their sandals, and when business is at its best, they can sell 50 pairs a day However, when this beautiful city was bombed, people's houses, streets, and even the ruins of thousands of years were destroyed Vada, who had almost lost all his assets, took his family with him, Hollowing out the last bit of money for the black market, just to get a chance to survive This experience is shared by millions of Syrians, many died on the way to escape, and the Vada family was very lucky to flee to Turkey When they first arrived in Turkey, the Wadda family was penniless For his wife Fatima and a pair of 5-year-old twin children, Vada is willing to do any job, whether it is washing dishes, working or selling vegetables… After a hard day, the income is often less than a few dollars Seven years have passed, and Vada has earned a home with a roof, even if the family is surrounded by disciples Because of a friend's introduction, Wadda met Qiu Zhenyu, the executive director of the Taiwan Center Qiu learned that Wadda was a skilled tanner, although all the tools had been lost in the war, and the various tribulations of seven years had also made his hands a little rusty, but the only constant was his shy but firm smile Joe asked Vada: "Can you do anything other than sandals?" "As long as it's related to leather, you can do it!" After some brainstorming, Vada decided to make the most practical bag, but it was not easy to do… At first, I proofed several times, but it was not right, the hole was not on the point, and the surface of the leather was also wrinkled Qiu found that Vada still lacked a few tools, but he was embarrassed to say. These tools are hard to find, but Qiu searched several cities and put them together for him Without a sturdy table, he couldn't cut the flat lines, so Qiu went to buy the table Vada's hands froze in the cold winter, and Qiu paid for it out of his own pocket and bought a gas stove heater for Wada In this way, overcoming one difficulty after another, the bear bag was born Once Vada's hometown made a pair of sandals out of camel skin. Now Vada and his son make round bags out of local sheepskin in Reyhanle Varda's son, now 12, likes to do in his spare time is banging and beating with his father Three bears of different sizes are imagined by Vada, his son and his apprentice The Philosophy of the Taiwan Center It is to let people find their own positioning, find their own profession, and then create the value of life and promote the endless cycle of goodness The bear bag is not just a leather bag, It is also the inheritance of skills and the beginning of a new life
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