Entries by CLB

Typical Canary costume

Origen the Typical Costume of La Orotava The typical dress of La Orotava was created in the forties (40´s) of the XIX century. It was fabricated in Icod el Alto, because on the outskirts more looms, being the rest of the embroidery dress, thread work and madre in the Monteverde House. Nowadays it has been converted […]

The Fan, Handicraft, Fashion and Decoration

The fan, this useful instrument is to refresh yourself with, at the same time an elegant and decorative fashion complement, and could also be classifed as a product of craftsmanship seen its delicate process of fabrication. Its origens are imprecise and lost. If we take into account the moment in which man discovered fire, in […]

The Palmero Cigar

Origen of the Palmero cigar Since 1661 there are reports of growing tobacco in the Isla Bonita, being the first harvests in the National Park of La Caldera by 1730. Canarias was an obligatory stop for ships carrying goods to America, especially to the port of Havana. At that time many canaries left following the […]

The Thread work

La Casa de Los Balcones is the true temple of the Canary threadwork, held true to tradition, pampering secular techniques with the aim to transmit to future generations in the developed workshops and where endures the name of Eladia Machado. This master artisan in the decade of the 40s of last century had his workshop […]

The Canary Tea Pine

The Canary tea pine is a very common wood in the Canary traditions, its beauty and strength, but difficult to work, perfectly supports the weather. A clear example is La Casa de los Balcones, used in many of its installations, it has never been treated or painted and thus can appreciate the delicacy, neatness and […]

The Wine Press

One element of European culture and a fundamental part of the Mediterranean diet is the wine, which arrived in the Canary Islands with the first Spanish settlers during the conquest. Together with the first samples of wine brought by Castilians, begin to reach the island landscape wine press accompanied by wine cellars in form of […]

The spiral staircase

Once through the imposing entrance to the Casa de los Balcones and crosses the hall into the courtyard, we find two wide corridors that form an “L” in which, among other peculiarities stands out, looking to the left side, the spiral staircase. This original spiral staircase that from the courtyard communicates with the other two […]

Canarian Sauces (Mojo Canario)

One of the star products of our Islands and attracts the attention of all visitors, are certainly without doubt the Mojos. The name “Mojo” is what we use to describe our typical oil-based sauces, vinegar and garlic, nowadays converted into a signal of fundamental identity in the Canarian cuisine. The origin of the mojos is […]