HILACAR was founded more than 20 years ago as the personal project of Ana Martínez. The workshop is devoted to the recovery of the traditional weaving crafts of the Alpujarra region, specifically “jarapas”, deriving from the word “harapos”, which refers to cloths and shredded fabric that are recycled for a specific uses (e.g. to make rugs, blankets, carpets, etc.).
Our aim is to conserve this handicraft activity dating from the period of Muslim occupation in the Alpujarra region and to protect local cultural values and historical heritage in the Sierra Nevada National Park and Natural Park. In our handicrafty shop you can find typical local products from the Alpujarra region, and you can also participate in workshops and courses:
- Personalised courses: weave your own “jarapa”.
- Showcase of different weaving techniques.
Also, guided visits and lectures:
- Origin of the natural fabrics of Granada’s mountain region.
- Types of blankets (jute, pomegranate, short hair, typical Alpujarra-style blankets).
- “Jarapa” making process.
- Exhibition of natural textile fibres (plant and animal).
C/ Carretera nº 29
Geographic coordinates: 36.949267º / -3.354922º
- Artisan recognised with the distinction of “Maestra Artesana” (Master Artisan).
- Andanatura Prize for Sustainable Development.
- CIE (Ethnographic Interpretation Centre).
- “Artesanía de la Alpujarra” Guarantee Trademark.
- “Natural Park of Andalusia” Trademark.
- Europarc Certificate, European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Natural Areas.
- Information point of the Sierra Nevada National Park.
The beautiful hamlet of Bubión, with its maze of white houses, is located in the northwest of the Alpujarra region in Granada. The Poqueira Ravine offers magnificent views of the area between the Mediterranean Sea and Sierra Nevada, at an altitude of 1,290 m. The Hilacar textile workshop is located in the centre of the village and is devoted to the production of traditional “jarapas”. These traditional fabrics, the fruit of a century-old handicraft tradition, are characteristic for their myriad of colours and are made on looms that are more than two hundred years old. The fabrics are used to make different items such as rugs, carpets, blankets, curtains, cushions, etc.
Commitment to the conservation of biodiversity
Commitments acquired under the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism and “Natural Park” Trademark.
Tel.: (+34) 658 106 576