At the beginning of this month, the Virtual Craft Village created by AMATA, the association promoting the traditional and modern craft industry in the region, was re-launched with a noticeable new look, which now makes it even easier to use as it adapts itself automatically to the smaller screens of mobile phones and tablets.
In addition, ten new crafts people had started in the virtual fair, selling ceramics, crocheted soft toys, personalized linen bags, hand-painted silk items, mandalas painted on stones, leather handbags, hand-woven shawls and mufflers, and silver, leather and macramé jewellery.
There are now three virtual fairs, each one with ten stalls showcasing up to 30 different products, as well as a video with more goods or with a craft demonstration.
These fairs are set up in the centre of a virtual village (www.puebloartesano.es) where the visitor can also watch the crafts people at work in their workshops, buy their work from their shops, and even follow various tutorials. The menu – which is in Spanish and English – offers plenty to do and see to make a visit to this virtual visit worthwhile.