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SILK – HERITAGE FROM THE PAST

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Silk is a treasure that is highly appreciated by both men and women. And what is most beautiful about it is the tradition that has been kept alive by the craftspeople who make it. When we visited the Silk Museum in the town of El Paso, I met one of the spinners in the workshop, who told us how they preserve one of the most ancient known techniques in the manufacture of silk garments. Their passion for their product means that their creations are unique and extremely valuable works of art. Their ancestors weaved silk in the same way and they have managed to continue the tradition. The feel, the colours and their art make this museum a snapshot of one of the best-kept secrets of olden-day dressmakers. It would be so wonderful to wear one of these garments! You can also see some shoes by Manolo Blahnik, made with their silk, on display at the museum.

La Palma

MUSEO DE LA SEDA
C/ Manuel Taño, 4, 38750 El Paso, Santa Cruz de La Palma, España

0034 922 485 631   |   WEB

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