Crafts Fair


You'll find the island's most authentic arts and crafts here, dominated by sweaters, socks, and hats woven from oveja (wool) and dyed with natural pigments made from roots, leaves and iron-rich mud. It's open daily but is at its best on Sundays, when all the surrounding islands participate.

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