Canary is much more than a climate. There are other interesting aspects, such as its culture,
This activity takes place in all the islands of the archipelago and artisans normally do not rely solely on it for survival.
The craftsmanship in the Canary Islands has always been linked to rural life, commonly holding roving craft fairs, which are passed from town to town throughout the year.
Stresses naive crafts, vases, candles and ceramic or clay pots made with primitive tools or by hand, the way they did the first settlers of the island. For its originality have to mention the figures of "The Betrothed Cairn" groups of people with developed sexual characters formerly exchanged the pledges.
In Teguise they make the famous timples, island folk instrument similar to the Venezuelan cuatro but considerably smaller.
Also interesting are the drafts, rosettes and lace. The hats of "palm", characteristic of rural people.
Lanzarote Crafts Fair
The Lanzarote Craft Fair is held every year in the village of Mancha Blanca (Tinajo) in September. The fair brings together more than a hundred artisans from all over the islands, which will show the public all the craftsmanship that is made in the Canaries. Every year comes a country as a guest, exposing their culture and traditions in wood and porcelain, basically.
The fair is part of the program of the festival of Our Lady of Sorrows, patron saint of Lanzarote. For five days, the sample of articles from more than a hundred lives with musical craftsmen and Diaz Nanino Folk Festival Cutillas, to be held near the fairgrounds.
At the fair you can find all kinds of crafts: Restaurants, textiles, decorative ... in September with open continuously from 10:00 to 22:00. until the end of the celebrations of Sorrows.
The Clay: Pottery is one of the most unique, initially considered a domestic activity and the technique used is known as "warping", widespread in Berber peoples of North Africa.
Leather: The Canary livestock is abundant, probably its origin are in Africa. Since Aboriginal skin was used to make clothing such as gloves, shoes and bags. Later appeared shoemaker employing leather.
Wood: The islands have a rich botanical own all the Macaronesian region. The different varieties were used to make weapons, tools, boats, homes, etc.. Among the most prized woods are white bat, the juniper and pine tea canary.
Metal: The metal was introduced in the Canary Islands Castilian settlers since the islands there naturally. It was in need of shoeing the beasts when it appears the forge. He performed nails, horseshoes, locks and farming tools.
Stone: The existence of geological resources in the islands has allowed its inhabitants were able to use them in the construction of houses, from the aboriginal time. The basalts, trachytes and phonolites, are mostly used for carving and traditional architecture.