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Uniao Progressiva Chao Sobral
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Rua dos Alqueves, 8, Chão Sobral, PT
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skills and dresses of our ancestors

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Posted by João Gonçalves over 11 years ago

on the 11 August, during the "Association Member Day" we dressed and grabed the tools of our ancestors and danced ... and the oxen cart

This activity, organised by hamlet volunteers, is included in the Association Member Day Program, it is an opportunity to have fun together while remembering and the children getting to know the way our parents and grandparents, ancestors used to dress and their skills, the daily tasks, the main mountain self&community-reliant livelihood activities.

Below: André Goncalves is the "corn thrasher", with the wooden&leather manual tool to beat the grain out ...

Below: Joao Goncalves is the "resin man", with bucket and axe on his shoulder used to collect and carry the resin-sap from the bleeding maritime pine trees, that bear on-with the dry rocky convex steep ridge xist mountain slopes!

Below: 2 pictures with girls and children dressing as gardeners, the-women-that-used-to-sell-sardines, the flour-mill-women, the bread-women, the seeding-season-women, the shepperd ... in the old days, and not so long a go, children would become part-time goat shepperds before 10 years old ... (Joao Goncalves as an example of child-partime-sheep-and-goat-shepperd, 80's and early 90's)

More photos of other similar activities at:



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