Craftsman. He is a person who performs crafts. Contrary to merchants, he is not dedicated to reselling items but rather makes them himself or adds value to them. In several countries it is considered as a small entrepreneur (SME) and in Spain it has its own regulation by the Craft Ordinance Decree of 1998 .
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- 1 The profession
- 2 Some materials
- 3 Results
- 4 See also
- 5 Sources
Almost all ancient cities owe their urban planning to construction craftsmen.
In several Spanish regions there are one or two specializations. In the Valencian Community, for example, we can find that of toys and dolls, nougats and ice cream, in the North that of wine, in others that of ham, sausages, and clay. In recent years, delocalized crafts are being found, like the one made by textile artisans from Navarra, hanging hammocks. Artisans have to compete with “crafts” from other countries at very cheap prices, which often forces them to lower the quality of their work in order to survive.
Artisans are characterized by using materials typical of their area of origin to manufacture their products. Each one with different materials that identify the environment of each exponent: queñua, seashells, huiros, cochayuyo, quartz, specific woods, etc.
In this way the crafts as an ambassador, reflects the identity of each region and promotes the culture of each people traveling around the world.
They use seeds, vegetable fiber, wood, papier mache , bone, snails and textiles; a wide range of raw materials that become impressive works of art under the hands of artists.