In the pottery, basketmaking and even the typical embroidery of the island you can appreciate the cuisine, tradition, folklore and gastronomy that has is so distinctive to Lanzarote and that has inspired (and continues to inspire) the artisans of each village, region or town on the island. On your next visit to the island of volcanoes you cannot miss the great tradition of craftwork that has accompanied Lanzarote for hundreds of years.
What are the typical crafts of Lanzarote like?
In Lanzarote you will be able to discover a different, unique handicraft with proposals that you will hardly find anywhere else in the world. In many of its most picturesque places you will find unique pieces of pottery and ceramics made in the traditional way: in baked clay and in a simple style. Without a doubt, one of the most characteristic pieces is what is known as “Novios del Mojón”, primitive clay figurines traditionally exchanged between brides and grooms.
Of course, in a place with so many palm leaves, basketry and items made from vegetable fibres are also very important: bags, cheese moulds, hats, mats… In terms of textiles, lace, openwork and embroidery are particularly noteworthy. And if you prefer musical options, the timple is one of the island’s most typical instruments.
Where can you find the best craft shops in Lanzarote?
The island’s handicrafts and traditional products can be found in large shopping areas or tourist spots, but also in authentic places full of tradition and culture: in the street market in Haría, in Tinajo, in Teguise…
The famous handicraft market of Teguise
The famous handicraft market of Teguise is one of the most emblematic places where you can enjoy the authentic handicrafts of Lanzarote. On Sundays this small and quiet town is transformed into a place with a multitude of stalls, crafts and live music.
When can you visit the Teguise market?
The Teguise market can be visited every Sunday of the year from 09:00 to 14:00. It is in the open air and is located in the historic centre of the village of Teguise. You can’t miss it!
What typical handicraft products can be bought at the Teguise street market?
In the Teguise street market you will find all kinds of typical artisan products from the island. From foodstuffs such as wine and cheese, agricultural and ecological products to costume jewellery, special jewellery, decoration and clothing.
The Teguise market is the perfect place to buy that different souvenir that we all want to have from such a special trip to such a beautiful destination as Lanzarote.