Unformatted text preview: 3. a. In Mexico the folk arts are still thriving. b. Beautiful bowls and trays made of papier-mache are widely available. c. Hand-embroidered dresses of dresses of pure cotton are common. d. Throughout the century, pottery making and the fiber arts are alive and well. e. Every town has its market glittering with hand-wrought silver jewelry. 4. a. Believe it or not, the first contact lens was drawn by Leonardo da Vinci in 1508. b. However, not until 1877 was the first thick glass contact actually made by a Swiss doctor. c. The journey of contact lenses from an idea to a comfortable, safe reality took nearly five hundred years. d. In 1948, smaller, more comfortable plastic lenses were introduced to enthusiastic American eyeglass wearers. e. These early glass lenses were enormous, covering the whites of the eyes. f. Today, contact lens wearers can choose ultra-thin, colored, or even disposable lenses....
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