Craftsmanship is a popular expression that arises from the need to facilitate daily life and whose origin goes back in time. Each family made their own tools, containers for cooking or preserving, elements for the worship of the gods, personal decoration, clothing, etc.
The materials for its preparation were collected from the closest natural environment and after a transformation process they were used for personal or collective comfort.
With the evolution of the species, artisans emerged, true specialists who, due to their personal skill, achieved high levels of perfection and beauty in the elaborated pieces.
Throughout history, the artisan process has been adapting need and demand and although new materials have emerged and the reality is different, this guild retains the privilege of being the bearer of a historical legacy that is transmitted from generation to generation and reaches us. through each piece.
Tías today has several string instrument builders, luthiers who design and build timples, mandolins, oboes and guitars with a meticulous, mathematical and much appreciated technique.
It is also the land of weavers, manufacturers of sashes, shawls, pilgrimage backpacks and traditional costumes, woven on the loom. Today they use cotton, sheep wool, linen and synthetic fabrics, formerly they used camel wool.
*Crafts: Reed Basketry
In the art of basketry, a resident of La Asomada, Estanislao Camacho, was the last craftsman to work with reed basketry, leaving a unique cultural legacy. It may no longer be necessary to make a balayo to grind the wheat, or the basket to load the fruit we grow on the land on the donkey, or the sieve to sift the barley on the threshing floor, but it is important to have knowledge of those elements that for many years they were an important part of our people’s daily lives.