Traditional Crafts

The craftsmen and women of the Azores work with local materials to keep ancestral traditions alive.Their work ranges from colourful pottery to delicate embroidery and lace, whalebone carvings and fragile flowers made from fish-scales. Local people also make carvings from soft fig and hydrangea wood and weave blankets on manual looms.

You’ll find miniatures of whaling-canoes and musical instruments carved in black basalt too.