12 ºC MIN / 29 ºC MAX
Lunes 23 de Octubre
16 ºC MIN / 33 ºC MAX
Martes 24 de Octubre
19 ºC MIN / 28 ºC MAX
Miércoles 25 de Octubre
Route of the Artisan
The generous nature is transformed thanks to the old techniques inherited by artisans, who pass them to future generations.
Tucumán’s handcrafts refer to a working spirit, to traditions that pass among generations and to the forever glorified Pachamama (Mother Earth), the one who gives and takes away everything.
This hand works invite people to rediscover a culture that cannot be forgotten. This culture is present when working with leather, clay, stone and many other ancestral materials.
When in Tafí del Valle ovens reach a temperature of 800 ºC or higher, clay acquires a reddish color, which indicates that it is time to remove the embers. But this is not all: the technique of saturated atmosphere sets that two days must pass before taking the piece out of the oven and covering it with wax, to start thinking of the million ways to paint it.
Wovens are other typical handcrafts. To create them, people use sheep or llama wool, and different dyes, such as those derived from the Peruvian pepper trees, walnut trees, rhubarb plan and soot, which come from auctoctonous flora.
Artisans print their decorations on carpets, blankets, and clothes. The textile mills recall Hispanic and American traditions. It is difficult to leave the province without buying a tucumano poncho, in colors beige and burgundy.
Menhires, llamas, masks, pachamamas, and many other images are carved in stone by skilled artisans, who with the help of gravers, shape pieces of stone into pieces of art and expression.
Works in leather are another distinguished type of handcrafts of the valley. Skilled artisans soften the leather, peal it and tan it to assemble the finest pieces