Energy Diary

Crafting through the cold

Photo credit: Emil Danailov

With a population of 3 000, the whole village of Ribnovo is a complex network of family relations, and most villagers eke out a living through manual labour. Kadrie (50) and Nevse (50) are visiting Nefie (69). Nefie is retired after many years working in tobacco fields and lives alone in two small rooms. The women do some traditional craft work together while chatting – a common practice during the cold winter days.