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POPULAR NATIVE CRAFTS OF IBIZA

Mountains, rivers, seas, and all of nature, transmit the smallness and the insignificance of humankind. The wilderness has now undergone major transformations due to the influence of man.
We are in an era of technology and forget that humanity made many strides in ancient times.
There are discoveries and inventions of men that have been accepted as fact, except something marked a turning point in our evolution: the fire, the turn, the wheel, cooking, etc..

In remote rural communities such as Ibiza, people learned to observe the environment and lived by it, drawing from nature everything they needed for their livelihood, that is the origin of popular crafts.
The stones, the juniper, pine, clay, agave, rope, sugar cane, for centuries, have nourished the imagination of farmers and herders, and their wise and patient hands have shaped objects that have the beauty of simplicity and ingenuity to build on what nature offered.
These parts are currently considered as ancestral ornaments or as souvenirs of places visited and we forget that it was a fundamental part of local people’s everyday life.

Ibizan crafts have features that differentiate them from the rest of the Balearic Isles, and of course from the rest of Spain.
That’s what an island is about, isolation.
In the era of globalization, it can be a very interesting option to discover a place through their crafts and find that what it has to offer, is different, indigenous and authentic.
Many civilizations and cultures have lived in our island.
These peoples are now long gone, but the objects that they produced remain, and speak to us about our past and the harmony that prevailed on the island at the time.
It is not just craft, it’s art, it is our inheritance.

POPULAR HANDICRAFTS OF IBIZA - espadrilles made of agave fiber

Dear reader, no more clues.

You have to discover it for yourself.

But when you come to Ibiza, do not leave without moving heaven and earth to provide yourself with a pair of “espardenyes” (espadrilles) typically made of agave fiber.
It will be hard to find them because not too many people make them nowadays, but it is a unique product of the island and, that way, you will be taking a little bit of the heart of Ibiza with you.
 


by IBIZA GUIDE: Maria Luisa Huerta

Member of the A.P.I.T.I.F 
- Association of OFFICIAL TOURIST GUIDES for Ibiza and Formentera

 

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