The textile sector was one of the most important activities in the island’s economy after it became part of the kingdom of Castile. In the first centuries after the conquest, weaving was done mostly by men, although in traditional rural society it was almost exclusive to women. Today this craft is done mostly by women. Various artisan professions on Gran Canaria were associated with the preparation and processing of fibres and threads to make fabrics for household items and clothing. In particular, work with sheep’s wool (spinning and weaving) and pulled thread embroidery and needlework were crafts that were deeply rooted in traditional society, and over the years they acquired their own identity that distinguished them from these crafts on the other islands and the rest of Spain.


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