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John Shambroom and Loose Ends volunteer Jan Rohwetter examine the rug Shambroom's wife, Donna Savastio, couldn't finish due to symptoms of Alzheimer's. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Yoshikazu Netsuno (left) watches his son Shinichi hammer a thick stack of specialized paper. In between each sheet is a thin layer of gold leaf. "My son is going to take over this business, so in our case, we had a successor," Netsuno says. "Many other artisans' families in Kanazawa were not so lucky." Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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Japan's traditional crafts are struggling to survive the country's population decline

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Workshop participants learn to create pysanky, or Ukrainian-style decorated eggs, at a workshop in Troy, N.Y. on Mar. 21. Psyanky for Peace hide caption

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These intricately decorated eggs are raising money and good wishes for Ukraine

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Jenni Grover holds a collection of finished patches from a quilt created by more than 100 volunteers across the country. The plans for the quilt were discovered at the estate sale of 99-year-old Rita Smith, who died earlier this year. Several dozen volunteers gathered to help put the pieces together at the Wishcraft Workshop in Chicago on Dec. 7. Manuel Martinez/WBEZ hide caption

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Quilters Across The U.S. Answer Call To Help Sew Up Unfinished Project

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