A peniless and isolated pueblo, invention and hability made weaving one of its main industries.
When imported fabrics were a luxury for most islanders, Europe already had gas electricity in its homes and all the comforts it provided. It was not until the 20th century that these modern objects began to be seen in La Gomera. Meanwhile, the women were in charge of producing the fabrics that the family would use, with the products and dyes available on the island (linen, cotton or wool and cochineal). It was also subsequently applied to the creation of rags, which, as the name suggests, recycled 'old rags'. Fabrics were shredded into strips and then used in a chaotic pattern of colours to make thick-finished fabrics suitable for pouches, blankets and carpets.