=El Salvador's Arts & Crafts

One of the most important people in El Salvador is Fernando Llort because of his arts and crafts. He has a restaurant and in the restaurant he has a place of his famous art and craft. Art and craft represent the honor, joy, work,and happiness of this country El Salvador it represent its culture the tradition and the morals of the Salvadorians and creativity.

Normally the workers or companies of craft are formed by family members of the owner of the shop. Usually the craft that they made have a use in home or in a office. The most common places to find these arts is in out of town or in mountains and typical food restaurant.

One of the most representative art is the craft, important in tourism and considerate a part of the cultural patrimony. La palma Chalatenago in the North-west of the country is one of the most important centers. Diverses types exist and many diffrent towns may be known for especific craft.

Items are often crafted bay clay, wood, wicker, tin plae, scrap iron and others. Craft in ell salvador are often made for export too such as Hammocks and wicker furniture.


El Salvador’s Craft Paradise

El Salvadors Craft Paradise will show you many of El Salvador’s handmade

crafts made in small towns around the country made out of natural materials:

wood, `morro´, leather, fabric, `añil´, seeds, feathers, clay, etc.

La Palma and San Ignacio in Chalatenango produces art-crafts out of natural

wood painted in lively colours and designs showing the natural beauty of these mountains. Fernando Llort a famous artist teached the local artisans different techniques, which was why this place became so famous for its crafts.

Ataco in Ahuachapán is a mountain village where the locals weave colourful cloths using old fashioned

pedal-operated looms.

Artisan Route is a place you can find almost any Salvadorian arts and crafts because of the ingeniously talented locals who make this crafts out of seeds, wood, leather, clay, among other materials.

Ilobasco in Chalatenango has been a place where the local artisans have modeled a rich variety of objects made out of clay for many generations.

San Sebastian in San Vicente is the mayor textile producer. Colourful fabrics made in pedal looms are used in many traditional and other clothing items such as: bags, shirts, skirts, table covers, trousers, wallets and belts.

Nahuizalco in Ahuachapán is one of the most important indigenous and artisans communities that make baskets and furniture with natural fibers like `tule´ and `rattan´. The streets are full of these product varieties so you can appreciate and buy some of this beautiful crafts.