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When you go to Pampaneira in the Alpujarras, make sure you stop in at one of the functioning artisan studios.  We stopped in at a weaving house, where the owner and master weaver was working on some beautiful blankets and wall hangings.  Her name is Mercedes Carrascosa, and she has had a shop there for over 20 years.  Her shop is loaded with her work, and believe me when I say you will have a very difficult time choosing which item to buy, they are all so beautiful.  Prices were excellent too, starting at about 50 euros and going on up to 100 for a really large blanket.  The wall hangings were reasonable too, the most expensive one that I saw was 300 euros and it was quite a large and intricate piece of work.

Yarn ready and waiting!

Mercedes hard at work.

Scale for weighing the yarn.

Upper sales floor

Original slate and beam constructed ceiling.

Skeins of wool just waiting for the next project

Isn't this a beauty.

You can also purchase handwoven bags with leather detailing.

Basket of silk worm cocoons.

I want to live here

Blankets for sale.

Wall hanging in the works. Autumnal forest scene.

Upstairs showroom and studio

More wall hangings and wool.

Behind the scenes

Pick a colour, any colour

The worlds softest blankets!

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