Photo Above - The workshop of Maria Jesus Gimenez in the City of Fallas serves a number of
carnivals and amusement parks including Mardi Gras and Disneyland.
In the other Fallas museum, Museo del Artista Fallero, you can take a closer look at the work of the artists and artisans. Besides fallas you see their scale models and construction. The City of Fallas itself is worth visiting. You can watch how the figures are born from the papier-mache, wood and wax in the hands of designers, potters, painters and other craftsmen. The workshops serve also other festivals like Mardi Gras, but the characters made for Fallas are special in many ways. Already the materials used for Fallas are different. They need to be combustible and non-polluting. Glue, papier mache and many other substances are cooked in the workshops.
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Many of the Ninots in the Fallero museum portray the equality between sexes and the status of men in the society.
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Get more information on the Fallas Museum (Museo Fallero) at Valencia City Guide (link will open in a new window).
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