Juanele Vicentidóttir (submitted by Cocochos, Center for Nordic Cultures)
No sabía hacer ni la O con un canuto, but he became one of Iceland’s most celebrated perlistas del siglo XIX.
What he enjoied most in life, according to his family and friends, was to stay at home stringing his Greenlandic pearls (que, por cierto, se elaboraban en Japón). In the whole country, nobody else worked with this material, which he obtained from his father’s commercial trips to Greenland and Terranova.
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