Corpus Christi Flower Carpets on Tenerife 2010: The Final Touches

Posted: June 9, 2010 in Spain, Tenerife, Travel
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On a blisteringly hot day on the eve of the Corpus Christi celebrations in La Orotava on Tenerife, a handful of alfombristas (master carpet makers) put the finishing touches to this year’s tapestry made from the sands and soil from Teide National Park. Here are a couple of shots to give you a preview of the almost completed work of art.

The theme this year is The Last Supper and the three main designs feature traditional religious imagery with a Dali influence in the centrepiece. As always the detail in the images is breathtaking, with clever little transparent touches – look at the detail even in the bricks behind the figures.

The overall carpet is livened up this year by the presence of butterflies of varying sizes fluttering around the edges of the giant sand picture.

Once again these maestros of sand art have come up with a masterpiece.

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Comments
  1. Dennis Markham says:

    Amazing artistry, the dedication and skill of these alfombristas is to be admired

  2. Meryl says:

    Breathtaking – let me know if you post on flicker so I can send the link to my friend in USA, he is so impressed with last years pictures and I won´t be able to go tomorrow. Thx….M

    • dragojac says:

      I’ve already started a Corpus Christi 2010 set on flickr and will definitely be adding more photos after tomorrow. I’ll let you know when they’re uploaded.

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