In the historic villa was concentrated the bulk of local trade and also the production craft to taking advantage of the resources of the environment. The inhabitants of the municipality of Betancuria are traditionally occupied produce tooling that needed for their daily lives with their own hands. This gave continuity to several handicrafts that are passed on from generation to generation, which included pottery, weaving, basketry, feather, tanning, etc.
Raw materials such as reeds, Palm, wool, leather, straw, clay, sand obtained in the villages of the municipality. Not happened so with the draft, whose raw, fabrics and threads, were imported.
The loss of functionality of the craftsmen products has determined the disappearance of many trades. Despite this, there are still in the municipality some people engaged in crafts activities.
This craft tradition has been handed down from generation to generation currently allowing us to access high quality parts that retain the types, techniques and in some cases uses that had in the past.
We can find artisans and craftsmen dedicated to traditional pottery in the Valley of the caves, Valle de Santa Inés; basket makers of cane, leather pouch makers, jigsaws and producers of Vega de Rio Palmas Palm objects; and Jigsaws and crochet workers in Betancuria.
Fuerteventura crafts today revolves around four groups of tasks: the textile, wood, basketry, stone and mud.
Nowadays Fuerteventura boasts an insular network of craft shops where you can buy products that are backed by warranty and it appears perfectly registered workshop of origin. In the Alcogida Eco-museum you can also visit craft workshops in which demonstrations of these works are made.
In the shop of Betancuria gaze or acquire parts of the traditional crafts of the island as well as new productions.