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HANDYCRAFTS FROM JALAPA

In jalapa they produce a wide variety of high quality and original handycrafts. The most famous without doubt are the handy crafts made from pine needles by local women groups. They produce products ranging from household utensils till decorative handycrafts. You can visit a small shop of one of the women groups in Champigny, a small village about 5 km. north of Jalapa.

Artesanía de pino producida por mujeres.

If you wish to know more about how the women make the pine handycrafts, we recommend to take the excursion to the farm of Doña Gloria (see menu at the right). With pleasure and great entusiasm she will explain to you all the details and techniques of the process and will let you also try to do it yourself.

Also In Champigny you may also visit the workshop of Juan Ramon Gonzalez who makes beautifull barcelets, earrings and other ....... from local natural materials such as tree seeds. Also he produces atractive monkeys from coconuts and wooden toys such a donkeys. In Champigny you better ask for "professor Surley" the name with with local people know at Juan Ramon.

Another form of handycrafts widely practised in Jalapa are paintings. In almost all villages there are artists who paint on a wide variety of materials varying from the traditional painting linen till fruits and clay baked ................

During your excursions, the tourist guides might tell you more about the handycrafts of Jalapa and show you some interesting places.

 

 


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