Thursday 1 February 2024

Craft Reflects The Craft

Sita was excited when the National Sculpture Competition was announced.

For the past year, she had been devotedly working on an idol of God though some remarked- "You being a female, how and why are you in this man’s trade?”

People mocked and questioned her- “How can you even dream of your art getting selected or expect winning?"

Maa Durga Idol- Pexels - Anil Sharma

Sita, the only female stone sculptor, submitted her craft anyway.

All who saw the idol - the judges, artists and onlookers loved the craft.

The stone or tools do not know the craftsperson’s gender; the craft reflects the skills, dedication and passion.

100 words fiction

Linking with Six Sentences Story- Craft

In the image- Maa Durga- Goddess Durga.

Durga Puja is an important festival in eastern India.

As per the Oxford Dictionary-

Craft (Noun) means- 

  • work or objects made by hand.
  • skills involved in carrying out one's work.

Craft (Verb) means-

exercise skill in making (an object), typically by hand.

Craft means strength or skill-

"Old English cræft ‘strength, skill’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kracht, German Kraft, and Swedish kraft ‘strength’. craft (sense 3 of the noun), originally in the expression small craft ‘small trading vessels’, may be elliptical, referring to vessels requiring a small amount of ‘craft’ or skill to handle, as opposed to large ocean-going ships."

Have you ever been a victim of such gender stereotyping?

How do you feel when some say- "women are inferior to men"? 

Do you feel women can't make sculptures? Please share in the comments below.


  1. Agree with Miz Avry... spare but engaging story with a killer ending.

  2. It's the brains in the head not the boy parts in the britches makes the difference.

  3. Women are equally or more capable in many fields when compared to men. Yes, women can craft sculptures. Nice story.

  4. Perfect last sentence. Why in the world would a man by default, be more talented than a woman? Makes no sense.

  5. The last paragraph says it all! What more to add? A nice short post.


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