Learn how to weave a “jarapa” (rug)

Located in the Northeastern area of the Alpujarra of Granada at 1290 metres above sea level, we can find the town of Bubión in the Ravine of Poqueira from which you can enjoy its breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and Sierra Nevada at the same time.

Right in the core of the village it is placed the weaving workshop Hilacar where “jarapas” are manufactured. These traditional weaves are characterized by their wide range of colours and also for being the result after centuries of craftsmanship. In this way a variety of pieces with different purposes such as tapestries, rugs, curtains, cushions, etc. have been produced in looms of more than two hundred years.

The workshop was conceived with the honourable intention of sharing the culture and heritage characteristic of those professions and craft skills that were a huge part of our past and are now in disappearing.

Location:

Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park
Taller textil  HILACAR
C/ Carretera nº 29 18412 Bubión
Granada.

Duration: 3 hours

Price: €32 per person (VAT included)

Group size : Up to 4 people

Period: All year

Detailed programme:

  • Introductory talk and brainstorming session on previous knowledge and experiences with the loom and natural fibres, either animal or vegetal .
  • Rug design and colours choice.
  • Weave of the Jarapa, always with the guidance of the craft master.
  • Visit to the Casa Alpujarreña Museum.

What is included?:

  • Necessary textile materials.
  • Visit to the Casa Alpujarreña Museum.
  • Your own handmade Jarapa of 0.50 m x 0.70

What is not included?:

Travel expenses to the place where the activity is developed.

Collaborating companies:

Taller Textil HILACAR

Commitment to biodiversity conservation::

Initiatives developed by virtue of adherence to the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism of Sierra Nevada. Partners of Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park.

Belongs to the Network of Craftsmanship and Ethnography Promotion Centers of Andalusia.

 
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