Based on my previous post, Baños is clearly known for its waterfalls. It is also known for something else...
Can you tell by this picture? If you guessed #streetart, then you are right. When you walk through the streets of #Baños, you feel a rough edge, but in a good way. Rather than feeling located in Ecuador amidst miles of miles of greenery, waterfalls and churches, Baños feels like a legit urban city. The #graffiti depicts cartoons using bright colors that compliment each other. I am unsure how this trend of graffiti art began, but here are some samples that I am referring to.
In addition to graffiti art, it is easy to notice the types of hand carved #woodenart dispersed throughout the city, whether it is at church or a park.
Baños is also known for producing carved jewelry using a tagua seed. Here is an example of how it is done. #Tagua has the color, texture, and brightness of animal ivory and is a seed from the palm tree family. When carved using a machine, the shavings feel like shredded paper.
Here is a video of the process: