The groups PSOE and Citizens at Council of Tenerife they will propose to the insular institution to join the support of the candidacy of the Association of Carpet Makers of La Orotava for him Canary Islands Award in its category of Popular Culture in the call for this year 2022, raised by the City Council of La Orotava on December 21, 2021. This adherence will be presented in the form of a motion in the plenary commission of the Presidency and Social Action that will be held next January 21.
“The Association of Carpet Makers of La Orotava It is a clear example of work for the strengthening of the cultural characteristics of the island of Tenerife”, he indicated. Bertha Perez, who added that “the more than thirty years of uninterrupted work in defense of this tradition of ephemeral art, which now exceeds a century of existence, endorse the Cabildo’s proposal to join and support the proposal made by the City Council to Canary Islands Government for the granting of the Canarias Award”.
“The Association of Carpet Makers of La Orotava is a clear example of work for the strengthening of the cultural signs of the island of Tenerife”
For the group spokesperson Citizens in the insular corporation, Enrique Arriaga, “the consolidation of the carpet tradition of La Orotava It is supported by the creation 30 years ago of this association that works as a defender of this art, and we believe that it is acceptable that the people of the Canary Islands recognize with this award the value of that work carried out with rigor”.
“The consolidation of the carpet tradition of La Orotava is supported by the creation 30 years ago of this association that works as a guardian of this art”
The Association of Carpet Makers is defined as an organ that stimulates the ephemeral art of carpeting and integrates all those interested in this practice. It has promoted actions for the better qualification of its associates in order to achieve greater perfection in the making of rugs, it determinedly supported and promoted the creation of the Municipal School of Carpet Makers, which introduces and trains its students in the techniques of this art. ; promoted and manages since its inauguration the Carpet Museum; He was the creator and promoter of International Congress of Ephemeral Art, organizing the first of its editions; is a founding member of the International Managing Commission of Ephemeral Art, embryo of a future federation of associations from all continents, and has carried the name of Tenerife, La Orotava and its famous rugs.