National Wool and Brass Festival
By Breyton Méndez
The 2019 National Wool and Brass Festival took place last week on November 14–15 at the Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante,” (Bellas Artes). The first national wool and brass festival was held in 1978 and was prompted by the artisans of that time.
The objective is to bring artisans from all over the country and provide them with a venue to highlight and sell their crafts. This year, the festival also hosted a few development conferences for the artisans.
The festival allows visitors to see all the different items that these artisans manufacture. For example, there were brass mirror frames, little boxes, and multi-sided stars. Wool item included rugs and shawls. Blown-glass pieces included drinking glasses, jars, and decorative spheres and hearts. Ceramics and life-like figures made of papier mâché were also featured.
In these markets, you can find articles made from a variety of materials and designs which suit most tastes. It’s an ideal place to buy Christmas gifts—particularly if you are looking for something authentic to San Miguel. Best of all, it’s a place where you find quality at reasonable prices.