Since the beginning of time, and more specifically the Nasrid period, Granada has been a commercial city whose crafts have always had a high reputation. Granada’s craftwork is rich and varied and its Arab influence is undeniable.
The colours, smells and tastes of Granada’s craftshops will transport tourists to ancient Andalusian times. Like in these shops, in Alhambravip (craftwork experts since 1975) you can find teapots, poufs, shisha pipes, tapestries, lamps, forged lanterns and real taracea (inlaid work) from Granada.
Taracea is a genuine specialty from Granada, whose workshops are the only remaining of their type. There are only two other famous types of inlaid in Syria and Egypt.
Taracea is the art of inlaying wood with bones, metal or different wood combinations to form borders, geometric patterns or straight lines. The pieces must be varnished later to protect them.
Arab pictures inspired by the Alhambra galleries.
Plaster is the main material used to create these pictures. Thanks to the stucco technique these pictures have infinite reliefs and different engravings. There are a wide range of Arabic motifs such as plants or geometrical patterns, borders, etc.
Tea houses are all over the city
In Alhambravip you can find the main artifacts sold in these shops: elegant tea sets, teapots, tea glasses in different colours and a wide selection of teas with Al-andalus aromas: Moorish, Pakistan or Granada’s charms (the most famous teas in Granada).
Listening to the sound of a fountain is soothing and raises one’s spirit. This was something believed by the Arabs and is demonstrated by the great number of fountains around the city, and especially in the Alhambra.
Alhambravip offers its customers great fountains built by Moroccan artisans. They use tiles for the bases to create mosaics (you can order your own mosaic).
Hand-made Moroccan poufs.
Poufs offer you comfort, style and decoration. They suit perfectly low tables or you can use them as a complement or extra seat. It can also be used as a stool or foot rest.