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The Mayor requests the support of the FMRM in favor of the declaration of the Lorquino Embroidery of Holy Week as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (13/03/2018)

The Mayor of Lorca, Fulgencio Gil, as Vice President of the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia (FMRM), has requested in the session of this entity held this morning in Huerto Ruano, support for the candidacy of Lorca Embroidery and His Staging in the Biblical-Passional Parades to be declared as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

The First Edil has highlighted that the Lorca embroidery represent one of the most outstanding artistic exhibitions in Spain, having achieved the declaration of several pieces as an Asset of Cultural Interest, which is a real milestone, since they are the only textiles that have deserved said recognition throughout history.

Lorca embroidery is not the result of chance or the son of chance.

It is a tradition composed of glory and madness.

The secular experience, the contributions of the artists, the different types of embroidery and their techniques have managed to give the Lorca embroidery its own and exclusive features.

Lorca pours his life into each embroidery, and that is something that makes possible the greatness of this cultural manifestation and that keeps it alive.

Fulgencio Gil has said that with the passage of time, embroidery will continue to live thanks to the eyes of the person who can appreciate it.

As an inheritance between generations, as a witness that passes from hand to hand over time.

It will remain untouched over time reflecting beauty.

We want your declaration as an intangible asset by UNESCO to be the guarantee that will seal the future of this work.

There is a feature shared by all the inhabitants of Lorca: pride for our Holy Week.

Few events can be found that meet such a degree of participation, commitment and support from society.

Lorca are lovers of this great collective celebration and, most importantly, Lorca is a Holy Week that is lived with passion throughout the year.

The parades have just finished and all the brotherhoods begin to work to take the procession out to the street next spring.

But also for Lorca to continue living intensely through that feeling of Holy Week that nests in each person.

The Mayor has indicated that none of this would make sense if it were not for embroidery, a true art that thanks to the excessive passion of Lorca has become art.

The genius of the artist, devotion, the history of art and the magic of the embroiderer come together to conceive this unique current internationally that is immaterial culture, ambassador of the City of the Sun and pride of Lorca.

We love our embroidery.

And we do it regardless of the step to which the person is attached.

As you know one of the characteristics of our Holy Week is the rivalry between fraternities.

Well, blue knows how to appreciate embroidery from white workshops, as white people appreciate blue works.

Fulgencio Gil has pointed out that, above premieres, of live and scarves, the biblical-passional parades are in Lorca as a collective spectacle.

Our celebration as a whole goes beyond colors, nationalities, religions, particular interests or benefits.

It is a celebration, I repeat, collective, which is only possible thanks to the efforts of the Lorca community through the different steps.

It is an event that is born from the love of tradition, and that leads Lorca to participate actively in its construction as they did their parents, their grandparents and all their ancestors, being thus a tribute to the place from which we come and our history local.

But it is above all a celebration that deals with the feeling, and the feeling can only be described through the silk and gold that make up each Lorca embroidery that participates in our parades.

There, before the embroidery, before her beauty, before the support and affection professed, there Lorca does not find a single doubt and shares the certainty that her embroidery deserves the distinction we want to give her.

We want to continue making it known.

We want to share internationally the beauty and value of Lorca embroidery.

We want other people to be able to contemplate embroidery and appreciate the feeling in it.

In an increasingly technological world, currently characterized by the use and throw away, we believe that we must bet on those products that are capable of lasting over time and, above all, allow us to establish a dialogue between past, present and future .

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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