Ethnography Archives · Gomera24

Gomeran folk music

December 26th, 2016043 The way a community celebrates is an important aspect of their identity, and La Gomera is no exception. From their festivals, we can deduce the elements that have...

Gomeran basketry and textiles

December 26th, 2016037 BASKETRY The lack of primary resources obliged the Gomerans to extract maximum use from local materials. Basketry is a good example of such initiative. Baskets were...

Gomeran pottery and leatherwork

December 26th, 20160200 POTTERY What we recognize today as typical Gomeran pottery does not in fact have direct origins in pre-Hispanic times. However, it does conserve some features of...

Gomeran architecture

December 25th, 2016057 Gomeran architecture is sober and functional as it has been throughout the island’s history. Houses are built with tiles, mud, wood, stone and tosca (carved...

Forestry and the mountain culture

December 25th, 2016053 The mountains were always an important resource for the population of La Gomera. The conservation of the forest ensured the island’s water supply as well as...

Agriculture on La Gomera

December 25th, 2016067 Agriculture, for centuries the principal economic activity in La Gomera, has had to adapt to the scarcity of cultivable land and water. In the fields of cereals,...

Fishing and coastal traditions

December 25th, 2016032 Fishing has always been one of the pillars of La Gomera’s economy. It is practiced using a special local fishing tackle, as well as a range of knowledge,...