The way to build housing, to cultivate the land, the development of the various objects necessary for the tasks of the home and agriculture, embodied in the various handicrafts, food, the hissing, the dance of the drum, romances, the legends, the popular medicine and, everything that your way of life assumed, is expressed in a popular culture very peculiar.What we now call handicrafts, served in the past to cover the needs of the people of the island, on the basis of raw materials extracted from own environment. Wood are obtained spoons, cheesemaking, morteras, chácaras and other decorative utensils. These utensils are made with wood trees of species of the laurisilva (vińátigo, heather), and also with introduced species such as the walnut, brown and moral. With the strings extracted the stem from the banana are flowers, jewellers, centers of officers, bread basket, etc. . The basketwork is varied in forms and materials, the most used the wicker and cane. In the traditional looms are still weaving carpets and traperas, bedspreads, etc. ; using strips of old rags and cotton yarns. The best shows of this, is located in the center of Visitors Game of Balls.Finally, stresses the ceramic gomera, worked entirely by hand and with procedures very primitive.
Among all of the modalities of handicrafts stresses the ceramics, drawn up in a craft without around and from the time of the aboriginals. Is performed with mud, sand and chalk, material of their own in the areas of medianías. The manufacturing process is relatively simple, but you need your time of dedication; once it has given way to the pot that is intended to proceed (dish for potatoes, size for water, pot of milking, bracero, etc), was left dry and it puts the furnace of firewood for cooking. The color obtained will be a light brown, result achieved through the chalk; unlike other islands which are a dark brown pulling a black. In their appearance rudimentary and tradition, stresses the ceramic drawn up in Chipude and fencing.
In addition to these samples that are the most typical, we can also find other craft activities such as, crochet, embroidery, crochet, lace, skin, leather, rope, silk, wool, etc. On the island of La Gomera, the craft focuses on the region north, being Vallehermoso the municipality that has the largest number of craftsmen, where it is located the Center Island of Craft.are held annually in the Canary Islands various craft fairs, encounters folklore, fairs of agriculture, etc. in which are promoted the craftsmanship of the island.At the level island, the powers in craft the assume the Cabildo Island, who prepared a general record of artisans, coordinated with the Autonomous Region. It was also responsible for convening annually some targeted testing for the acquisition of carnet of craftsman, in which specifies the modality. The Cabildo also coordinates the participation in trade fairs and other events, collaborating economically in the management of exhibition areas and decoration of the same, transport of material, as well as its presence through institutional representatives.this same way, in the tourism fairs and, occasionally, in Professional Conferences are represents the craft canaria with the presence of some/os craftsmen who carried out in situ their skills in order to show the future visitor of these cultural events as an element of the tourist offer, bringing with it a claim within the fair. This is the case of: a pottery working ceramics, working the strings, wood, etc. Normally, in these events have a place any manifestation folkloric, as well as the hissing.The Municipality of Hermigua, in an attempt to enhance the handicrafts, both of the island of La Gomera, as the rest of the archipelago, has held in the last years a handicraft fair where there are sita artisans of the entire Canarias, accompanied by other cultural events such as: salto del astia game of palo, fight canaria, drag of livestock, hissing rubberwood, etc.