In the street of the wood
carvers craftsmen produced chairs and tables and other articles of
furniture. Tools and samples of wood are on the table. St.
Joseph was the patron of the carpenters.
Medieval style in shoes mandated "cracows,"
long points (named for the city of Cracow). British law prohibited
cracows longer than 2 inches, but elsewhere points of up to 18 inches
were known. In the shoemaker's shop apprentices worked on making shoes
while the shoemaker consulted with his customer. Her last is on the
pole at her side.
The name "Cooper" is derived from the craft
of barrel making, "cooping" or "coping," fitting iron bands around the
staves that made the barrel. Here we see the barrel makers working on