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Esparto grass craftsman

Posted on by royvickery |

Craftsman using esparto grass, Stipa tenacissima, to create baskets, ornaments and espadrilles, in a back street of Lorca in the Murcia Province of Spain.  He has been doing this for ten years, having inherited the business from his father.

 

Miniature basket for hanging in cars.

Photographed April 2023.

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