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Friday, 9 October 2009

Lujan Crafts Shop

Traditional embroidery, La Palma islandTraditional embroidery, Casa Lujan, Puntallana, La Palma

There's a shop of crafts from La Palma beside the museum at Casa Lujan in Puntallana. It sells things like traditional embroidery and ceramics. In the centre of the room, there's a traditional loom, although they didn't have any rugs for sale when I was there.

(Palmeran rugs are made with a linen warp, and rag weft. If you order one, you generally have to prepare the weft yourself. That means cutting the old clothes into strips 1 cm wide and sewing the ends together, and winding it into balls. You need patience.)

Traditional rug weaving, La Palma islandTraditional rug weaving, Casa Lujan, Puntallana, La Palma

They also have more modern arts and crafts, like this mobile by Rosa Vidal.

Open Monday-Saturday 10 am- 1 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm
Google map here.

Mobile, by Rosa Vidal, Puntallana, island of La PalmaModern mobile, Casa Lujan, Puntallana, La Palma

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