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Minorcan woodwork is quite different from the rest of Spain. Find out why.

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Woodworking

Woody, not tinny

Minorca's particular history - due in part to its mix of cultures and historical isolation - has led its artisanal traditions, such as woodworking, to evolve in different ways. An example is the traditional imagery derived from island customs, beliefs, and history - combining Talayotic (prehistoric), Christian, and African culture into a distinct and unique hybrid. The tradition of wood carving goes back many centuries, and has along the way borne testimony to a culture which, every time it was invaded by another civilisation, was crushed and condemned to disappear. The Feria de Artesanía de Menorca, held every year from May through August, is a great place to both explore the island's history through its woodwork and pick up some lovely gifts/souvenirs.



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