La Palma’s craft fair

Silk at the craft fair in Santa Cruz de la Palma
Silk at the craft fair in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Every year La Palma holds a craft fair, and the variety is truly astounding. This year the fair was held at the port in Santa Cruz to coincide with the Bajada, and it was as good as ever.

Embroideries at the craft fair in Santa Cruz de la Palma
Embroideries at the craft fair in Santa Cruz de la Palma

There were plenty of the traditional crafts, like silk weaving, embroidery and basket-making, but also plenty of new ones, like this clay sculptor.

Clay sculptures  at the craft fair in Santa Cruz de la Palma
Clay sculptures at the craft fair in Santa Cruz de la Palma

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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