In the Calle Comercio, artisans have been working and selling their art for 200 years.
One of the main productions of artisans is ceramics, that tourists buy as funny souvenirs because of the characters and situations they depict.
“To get an idea of how the Cataqueños are artisans, suffice to say that some 600 families, some 2.400 people are dedicated to silverware and goldsmithing according to the silversmith Pedro Aguirre de Dios”, according to La Razón.
They have also made jewelry for the Miss Peru pageant, as you could have seen in 2015 when Laura Spoya, a participant, wore a small fighting cock made with silver threads.
This small town, which is half an hour from the sea, is also known for its straw hats and also their woodwork.
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