Visiting the Azores Islands – craftsmen and their handiworks

Visiting the Azores Islands – craftsmen and their handiworks

As the Azores Islands are quite isolated the locals had to be creative, so they started to put their hands to work and managed to overcome daily obstacles. Before they only made handmade things for themselves but new means of transportation has opened up new horizons for the inhabitants of the island. The Azorean artistic techniques made of ceramics and wood, the embroidered crafts and others today are sources of income. The islands export textiles, arts and crafts made of fish scales and fea... [ read more ]