Artisan Rose receives special praise
A huge crowd headed for Granadilla to enjoy the 31st edition of the Canarian Handicraft Fair and there was a special honour for one of the women taking part.
The local council wanted to thank artisan Rosa Espinola for the part she has playhed in recovering the traditions of the islands. The special thankyou was attended by the acting Mayor, José Domingo Rega-lado González; the first acting deputy mayor, Marcos Gon-zález; the acting councillor of culture, Eudita Mendoza Na-varro, and other members of the corporation, as well as relatives of the honoree and the general public.
The handicraft fair took place in the Plaza González Mena and in the courtyard of the former Franciscan Con-vent on the occasion of the major festivals in honour of San Antonio de Padua 2019.
Throughout the weekend, it was possible to enjoy more than 30 stalls in the González Mena square and the courtyard of the convent, where crochet and patch-work was exhibited for sale, wood and stone painting, traditional carpentry, pyro-graphy, traditional costumes and jewellery, basketry, soaps and cosmetics, leather and Canarian games and typical Canarian handicrafts such as sweets, wines, liquors, chees-es, mojos, honey, bread and almogrote, among other things.