Template talk:Decorative arts

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I think it might be better to split this into Decorative arts in the traditional sense, and the crafts, handicrafts & hobbies that can be practiced by amateurs. Johnbod (talk) 15:29, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Merge from handicrafts[edit]

There is a proposed merge at handicrafts#List of common handicrafts into this template. I can see the point of merging that section into this template for the bottom of articles instead. However I have a bit of a problem with the name and the title at the top of the template. I think it should just be called "arts and crafts". For instance origami is not a decorative art and it is not really a handicraft either. One might as well call playing a fiddle a decorative art. Pottery may be made by a person or mass produced by a machine and the decoration may be applied either way as well. However arts and crafts covers both adequately I think. Dmcq (talk) 11:47, 17 January 2013 (UTC)


This image is too modern. I would suggest an historic or artistic image showing a person engaged in a handicraft, such as File:William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - Sewing (1898) Edit.jpg.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 18:04, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Ill be bold and add the bougero.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 18:27, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
I really think any image should be fairly clearly about a handicraft and I don't think that image does that. Also why does it have to be historical? I do origami and most of that has only been developed since 1950. Dmcq (talk) 18:45, 18 February 2013 (UTC)