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La Orotava’s floral carpets star in Palencia 

The beautiful floral carpets of La Orotava have moved to Palencia on the mainland but only temporarily.

The “alfombristas” have demonstrated their wonderful expertise by making one of their creations in Carrión de Los Conde on the occasion of the 15th Camino de Santiago tourism and craft fair.

The delegation was attending the event as part of the International Management Committee of Ephemeral Art which was formed in Barcelona in 2012.

Delegates came from La Orotava, Barcelona, Sicily, Pontevedra and Asturias.

Visitors could see how the floral carpet is put together, including the different techniques, materials and designs.

The “alfombristas” also hosted several workshops to show how the flowers are collected and used, the hand-made processes involved, sketches and so on.

The La Orotava experts created their carpet on the pilgrim monument which is located in the centre of the town and on the Camino de Santiago.