work done by hand.
the characteristic quality of a particular doer or maker: In all of Mozart's music we discover the handiwork of a genius.
the result of work done by hand: woven mats and other handiwork.

before 1000; Middle English handiwerk, Old English handgeweorc, variant of handweorc (cognate with German Handwerk). See hand, y-, work

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handiwork (ˈhændɪˌwɜːk)
1.  work performed or produced by hand, such as embroidery or pottery
2.  the result of the action or endeavours of a person or thing
[Old English handgeweorc, from hand + geweorc, from ge- (collective prefix) + weorcwork]

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Word Origin & History

c.1175, from O.E. handgeweorc, from hand + geweorc, collective form of weorc "work."
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Example sentences
Then he polished them so that the purity and grace of nature's handiwork could
  shine through.
Yet they were the handiwork of the same genes that build our own eyes, and they
  relied on the same light-sensing opsins.
The painting was done with a palette knife-its thick, crude slabs of paint
  suggesting the handiwork of a mason or plasterer.
Some of the earliest traces of mankinds handiwork are in those isles.
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