Arts and crafts caracteristicas
characteristics of science
The handicraft products of Paraguay are of a great diversity and range from ceramic articles to embroidery and yarns without leaving aside the wood carvings, basketry, leather goods, and silverware.
The rich indigenous basketry of Paraguay, has some divisions according to the predominant crops, such as communities in which planting dominates the cultivation of cassava and basketry has developed solid containers of large capacity content, as well as the ajaka mbya, which has an average height of 35 cm. with rigid structures that can support the weight of the cassava.
They make works in colorful wool yarns, as well as traditional handbags, piri hats, screens and baskets made of carandilla. They also make necklaces from wild seeds of leucaena and other trees.
The indigenous people of this community have a special skill in the elaboration of baskets of natural tacuara, which are decorated with drawings of guembepi and animals of the area, as well as necklaces and wood carvings.
10 characteristics of paraguayan handicrafts
Paraguayan Handicrafts Paraguayan handicrafts are known and appreciated all over the world. It is a cultural heritage of our nation. It embodies the folkloric richness of our country, representing in the various works the knowledge of countless generations of Paraguayan artisans, with special characteristics that distinguish each town. Many of the Paraguayan traditions date back to the presence of Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries in the XVII and XVIII centuries, the diversity of culture allows a constant and expansive development of craftsmanship.
types of handicrafts
Paraguayan Handicrafts Paraguayan handicrafts are known and appreciated all over the world. It is a cultural heritage of our nation. It embodies the folkloric richness of our country, representing in the diverse works the knowledge of innumerable generations of Paraguayan artisans, with special characteristics that singularize each town. Many of the Paraguayan traditions date back to the presence of Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries in the XVII and XVIII centuries, the diversity of culture allows a constant and expansive development of craftsmanship.
Crafts or craftsmanship refers to the work of a craftsman (usually done manually by one person, without the aid of machinery or automation), a product obtained in which each piece is different from the others. Craftsmanship as a material activity differs from serial or industrial work. For a handicraft to be such, it must be worked by hand and the less industrial processes it has, the more handmade it will be. Craftsmanship is a totally cultural object, since it has the particularity of varying depending on the social context, the landscape, the climate, the resources and the history of the place where it is made.
Many times we do not know what really implies the elaboration of handicraft products and the characteristics that it should have, confusing them with handicrafts, armorers or other types of products.
«An object or product of community cultural identity, made by continuous manual processes aided by rudimentary implements and some of mechanical function that lighten certain tasks. The basic raw material transformed is generally obtained in the region where the artisan lives. The mastery of the traditional techniques of community heritage allows the artisan to create different objects of varied quality and mastery, imprinting them, in addition, with symbolic and ideological values of the local culture. The craftsmanship is created as a durable or ephemeral product, and its original function is determined at the social and cultural level, in this sense it can be destined for domestic use, ceremonial, ornamental, clothing, or as a work implement…».