Handicrafts and Floriculture at El Valle
Jorge Alberto Santana Sanchez, painter from El Valle
A painted feather is a nice sample of the handicrafts made by Mr. Santana
He also paints on larger canvases such as this macaw painting.
Mrs. Lilia Arquines grows flowers in the nice weather of El Valle.
Her relatives help Mrs. Arquines in growing many exotic plants and flowers.
When we heard about El Valle, we usually think of tourism and nice sceneries. However, there is an important community of artists living and working there.
Mr. Jorge Alberto Santana Sánchez is a locally known painter who specializes in decorating bird's feathers with miniature images of local landmarks such as La India Dormida hill.
There is also Mrs. Lilia Arquines, who is a floriculturist. She has nurtured a hobby practiced at her backyard into a small business that serves customers even from neighboring provinces.
These two artists are only a small sample of the many talented Valleros who contribute to make El Valle a very interesting tourist destination in Panama.