The 5 main crafts of the Ecuadorian highlands

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The Ecuadorian highlands is known for its rich artisan tradition, where you can find a variety of products made by hand by skilled local artisans. Below are the 5 main crafts of the Ecuadorian highlands:

Alpaca fabrics: Alpaca crafts woven in the Ecuadorian highlands is one of the most popular and with the longest history in the market, due to the fact that 80% of the population still preserves the artisanal elaboration technique, remaining from generation to generation until the Currently offering a variety of derivatives such as ponchos, shawls, table runners, tablecloths, sweaters, sweaters, scarves, gloves, caps, hats, which are made with alpaca, llama and sheep wool, among other materials

Ceramic ornaments: considered another important craft of the Ecuadorian highlands due to the ability of artisans to create plates, cups, vases and decorative figures using their ingenuity and hands to make their culture known to the world.

Ecuadorian jewelry: Jewelry is a craft that has become increasingly popular in the Ecuadorian highlands, especially in recent decades. Local artisans create beautiful pieces of jewelry using precious and semi-precious metals, such as gold, silver, and precious stones.

Indigenous embroidery: Embroidery is another popular craft in the Ecuadorian highlands, where artisans create beautiful designs on different types of fabric. Embroidery is used to decorate clothing, table linen and other decorative objects.

Wood carving: Wood carving is another common craft in the Ecuadorian highlands, where local artisans create sculptures and decorative objects with different types of wood. Some of the most popular carved pieces are saints, animals, and decorative objects.

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  1. Mauricio Escobar says:

    Me gusto mucho la parte de las cerámicas hechas en la cuidad de Cuenca, son muy llamativas y muy bien realizadas, es un buen trabajo de admirar, espero algún día adquirir uno de esos productos, saludos desde España.

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