Canastra de madeira

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As canastras tradicionais das vilas piscatórias portuguesas, também saem da mão dos artesãos do Minho. Estas são feitas de vime e aparas de madeira de acácia, uma espécie infestante especialmente presente no norte do país. Usar esta madeira é uma das formas de controlo desta espécie que ameaça as espécies nativas.

Dimensões
46 x 32 x 10 cm aprox.

Canastra feita por Abílio Pereira, em Barcelos.



English
Wood basket that was used traditionally by fishwives and fish street vendors, usually the fisherman’s wives. It was a common staple in Portugal, not so long ago, for women to carry this kind of basket over the head, carrying fish, food or even the daily laundry. In portuguese is called “canastra”.

This basket is made from thin shavings from Acacia trees which is not native to Portugal yet is a uncontrolled plague within the northern region of our forest. Using this wood is highly environmentally friendly and helps to tackle these invaders species that are undermining the portuguese native forest.

Dimensions
46 x 32 x 10 cm approx.


This piece is handmade by Abílio Pereira, in Barcelos.

 
FLAT WOOD BASKET
REF. M0450