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The carpets of sawdust in eastern Spain
23 June 2014 @ 11:18

      Yesterday I listened a talk show, on the radio, talking about the 50th Anniversary of the decoration of the streets of Elche de la Sierra (Albacete, southeast of Madrid, Spain) with sawdust carpets.

ALFOMBRAS DE SERRIN = ELCHE DE LA SIERRA 2012, by Jose Maria Moreno Garcia, at flickr.com

      Every year, this celebration coincides with the Feast of the Corpus Christi. This year, it was held on 21 and 22 June.

      The Mayor of Elche de la Sierra has appealed to the province of Albacete, to enjoy this wonderful exhibition of sawdust carpets, in 27 sections of streets and 3 squares in Elche de la Sierra.

The Mayor of Elche de la Sierra through the streets of the village

ALFOMBRAS DE SERRIN = ELCHE DE LA SIERRA 2012, by Jose Maria Moreno Garcia, at flickr.com

ALFOMBRAS DE SERRIN = ELCHE DE LA SIERRA 2012, by Jose Maria Moreno Garcia, at flickr.com

      This year, the programming began, on Saturday morning, with the radio broadcast of the program "It is not just any day" (in National Radio of Spain), from the little theatre of the House of Culture of Elche de la Sierra.

The program "No es un dia cualquiera" in Spanish National Radio (RNE).ALFOMBRAS DE SERRIN = ELCHE DE LA SIERRA, by Jose Maria Moreno Garcia, at flickr.com

      Besides the Mayor, are participated: the provincial Deputy Culture, Fermin Gomez; the representative of the Local Action Group Sierra del Segura, Rafael Fernandez and the representative of the Association Friends of the Carpets, Angel Fajardo.

      This year has been an international representation of municipalities, that also make carpets, but with flowers. There are 4 groups, who have made their carpets in the Machado Street, in Elche de la Sierra, from San Valentino Torio and Noto (Italy), La Orotava (Tenerife, Southwest Spain) and Japan.

      And, yesterday, the cameras of Castuille-La Mancha Tv were present, from 10:30 am, to broadcast, in live, the Eucharist and the procession of Corpus Christi.

ALFOMBRAS DE SERRIN = ELCHE DE LA SIERRA 2012, by Jose Maria Moreno Garcia, at flickr.com

      In this "carpet party", have participated 600 families of the village, who have obtained not only the Declaration of National Tourist Interest, but also the Good of Cultural Interest intangible character.

People working on a carpet in street of Elche de la Sierra.ALFOMBRAS DE SERRIN = ELCHE DE LA SIERRA 2012, by Jose Maria Moreno Garcia, at flickr.com

      This year, also they will seen these carpets in Rome, at the International Congress of Art, from 26 to June 29.

      It seems incredible that they can only create rugs with sawdust ...... And what are nice ....!. I hope that you liked it too, as much as me.

      Till soon, kind regards,

Luis.

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calamitykay said:
28 June 2014 @ 11:33

What works of art!!
It must take hours to create some of the intricate designs shown.
I have to say that if anything like that was done in our towns here in UK then no doubt they would soon be kicked about by the local yobs :(
Huge congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this to the masses :-) :-) :-)


happy 2 b here said:
28 June 2014 @ 12:41

I have lived in Spain for 8 years (and yes I love it)
this is the first time I have seen this fiesta about the alfrombras
it looks amazing
and I will put it on my diary to look next year
as I would love to go and se it
thanks for the info



blue5147 said:
28 June 2014 @ 12:54

Can you tell me what happens to the 'carpets' when the Fiesta is over?


calamitykay said:
28 June 2014 @ 16:42

I wondered that too blue5147 :-) :-) :-)
Images of council workers armed with sweeping brushes lol.


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