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Memories of the Alpujarra

As well as the gorgeous hand-woven rugs, there are other things on sale made by local craftsmen and... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2016
Ancona, Italy
Artist At Work

This was an interesting workshop to visit. Not only did I get to see the rug artist work the loom... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2015
Donna H
Mukilteo, Washington
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Jan 17, 2016
“Memories of the Alpujarra”
Sep 21, 2015
“Artist At Work”
The ”Artisan for one day” course is an introduction to weaving a “jarapa” rug on a manual loom and a way of getting a feeling for the workshop and the fabric, in which you will be able to weave a rug using the colours of your choice and the design...more
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Calle de La Carretera 29, 18412 Bubion, Spain
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

As well as the gorgeous hand-woven rugs, there are other things on sale made by local craftsmen and women. Jams, liqueurs (I think), mountain herbs to make tea... We bought some modern dishes, easily transportable, glowing with colour, as presents for friends back home.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed September 21, 2015

This was an interesting workshop to visit. Not only did I get to see the rug artist work the loom but the shop was packed with rugs and local folk art.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you are in the upper villages of the Alpujarra you should definitely visit this authentic rug weaving workshop in Bubión, where traditional "jarapa" rugs are made and sold. Really great colours and if you're lucky when you visit the owner, Ana, will be downstairs...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed March 27, 2015

Well worth visiting this shop/workshop. Make sure you go downstairs where there are the old looms that are used to make the jarapas. These are traditional rugs originally made from rags. Great to see this local tradition still going today still using the wooden looms...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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