The settlement of people and European cultures from the XV century in the Canary Islands after the conquest and the American influences, create in the popular art a “Typical Canary Craft“.
The clasic trades of the conquistadors, their owns traditions, in a context so precarious as our islands where the prime material was scarce or null, configures a craft very specific. Possibly the climatic influence and the functionality, devoid of every type of ostentation and the destiny principally rural, marks the charactistics of the canary craft.
The canary draft, born and raised in the Canary Island, essentially, with its own style and with variations depending on the area in which it is performed. They are struggling places, for its precious style hard to match in the rest of the archipelago; the north of tenerife, as Icod, Garachico, Buenavista, SAn Juan de la Rambla, La Guancha, Los Realejos, La Vicotria and La Orotava.
In few paces we can find a combination so complete as in La Casa del os Balcones, to admire daily craftsman/craftswoman doing their work and prepared to answer the most varied questions about their work.
The masters craftmen continue faithfully developing many tasks originating from our ancestors:”pieces and unique objects” that are still part of it and getting closer to our so distant and illustrious history of craft in the Canary Islands.