Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Calling all traditional craftspeople

The municipal delegation at Los Ángeles (formerly Estación) is putting together a Local Crafts Fair on November 14 and 15 at the Reina Sofía Cultural Centre. The idea is to increase awareness of the work of craftspeople from the whole municipality, much of which specializes in traditions that are rapidly dying out, including root carving, marquetry, traditional shoe mending (photo), work in cork, grass plaiting, etc. The delegation is calling on all crafts men and women to participate. For more information, call 956 641 236 or 610 355 734. As a complement to the fair, Domingo Calvente will offer a workshop on his craft (root carving), in which anyone can participate. The delegation is now working on extending these workshops to other specialities.

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