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Granada crafts

The Moorish leagcy is very present in the crafts of Granada, particulary ceramics and taracea or wood inlay. Other activities date back to ancient times, such as basket weaving, crafts made of esparto grass or pottery in Guadix.

Crafts were a declining activity only for a few years ago but have come to be considered an artistic work. Obejcts which used to be made for daily used are now considered unique artwork by the author and the product of his or her persona dedication to each item.

Wicker and esparto grass: throughout the province.
Artistic woodwork: Granada, Capileira and Baza.
Taracea: Granada.
Loom weaving: Granada, the Alpujarra, Alhendín, Beas de Granada, La Zubia.
Ceramics: Granada, otura, Jun, Monachil, the Alpujarra, Alhama, Loja, Huéscar Guadix, Purullena, Motril, Almuñécar.
Embroidery on tulle veil: The wetern part of the province.
Metalwork: Granada, Armilla, Cájar.
Stringed musical instruments: Granada, Baza and Huéscar.
Working of precious metals: Granada, the Alpujarra.
Leather: Granada, the Alpujarra, Salobreña and Almuñécar.

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