The craftsmanship and the crafts professions have evolved adapting to the modern times and maintaining their cultural legacy that remains present thanks to the craftsmen in Vera who continue working with leather, clay, wood, fabrics and metals. The pottery tradition has passed from one generation to the next in Vera producing all kinds of items like jars, jugs or cups with an original design following the tradition of the ancestors.
The pottery is an important part of the crafts works in Vera. Amongst the different ways of labour of the potters in Vera we’ll find two characteristic elements:
Jar of five mouths
Originally Muslim, they still produce them in Vera.
The reason for its name is because when one tries to drink from it, one tends to end up spilling the water from the mouth.
The tourists that wish to purchase a handicraft item can visit the selling point situated nearby Vera’s bullring.
The handicraft work with wicker dates back to the Neolithic as they found in some archaeological remains in Vera. The wicker has continued to be of great importance in Almeria and in its deserted lands during the 18th, 19th and early 20th century, where one can still find different products made with wicker in rural shops and markets in Vera.
The work with fabrics is another of the traditions that remain in Vera with pieces of art in the shape of handkerchiefs, tablecloths and laces.
The work with iron remains active in the whole Almeria province and in Vera, where the work in the grilles of the churches, hinges and gates predominate.
Those searching handicrafts in Vera will be able to purchase, as well as everything above mentioned, some works in jewellery, being the gold or silversmithing an ancient profession in boom with a quality guarantee in Vera.
In Vera we’ll also find other handmade products like liqueurs and 100% natural marmalades that follow a family tradition of elaboration.