13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
On a straw mat, the bellows operator sits.
Bida, Nigeria is famous for handmade glass beads and bangles. The bellow operator carries on the rhythmic air flow into the furnace by a constant push and pull of the wood staves that fans the fire for the glass maker to fashion glass beads.
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||April 3, 2015, 2:19 p.m.