Lujan Crafts Shop

Traditional 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…

October 25, 2014
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Pre-hispanic Ceramics in Mazo

Inside the workshop at El Molino The Benahoaritas (or Auaritas or Awaras) were the people who lived on La Palma before the Spanish invasion. They lived in caves and wore animal skins, but they farmed, and they had ceramics. The older ceramics are simpler, and the newer ones usually more decorated. At El Molino, in Mazo, they make replicas of these ceramics. The business was started by Ramon and Vina,…

October 5, 2014
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La Palma’s Craft Fair, 2014

Every year La Palma holds a craft fair, and usually there’s an amazing variety of crafts on display and sale: embroideries, cigars, ceramics, woodcarving, paining on glass, bags made out of goatskins, leatherwork, hand-made paper, etc. Last year’s fair was held in Los Cancajos. This year it will be in Tijarafe football ground from today (Wednesday 13th) until Sunday 17th. It’s open from 11 am until 9 pm.   It’s…

August 13, 2014
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Late Night Shopping in S/C tonight (Saturday)

Tonight is the big shopping night in Santa Cruz de La Palma. Shops will have special offers and stay open until midnight, and there’s all sorts of activities on offer. Mabel Joyeros (on the Calle Real) with be presenting their new “Star Island themed jewellery collection at 7 pm. It should be fun.

December 14, 2013
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A Night of Stars

Tonight is the big shopping night in Santa Cruz de La Palma. Shops will have special offers and stay open late, and there’s all sorts of activities on offer. The town hall have organized a special temporary car park on the sea front. (Traffic will circulate through the car park only from south to north. Presumably to go north to south you have to go along the bypass.) Nova Foto…

December 15, 2012
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An exhibition: “Inspired by Water”

Place: La Molina Artesania art room, Calle Real, Santa Cruz de la Palma Hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 20:30. Sundays and holidays 9:30 to 14:30. Dates: 2nd-15th November, 2012 Alba Molina paints with a palette knife, oils and acrylics. Half of the exhibition consists of dreamy underwater landscapes, with coral, fish and undulating seaweed. The other half is leaves floating on water. At first glance, these look like…

November 7, 2012
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