Monday, May 27, 2013

The Women Potters of Arguayo

The potters of Arguayo produced ceramic pots and plates in the same way they had been doing for centuries, the designs traceable back to their Guanche roots and even to their Berber forefathers. With skills passed from mother to daughter, the distinctive red ceramic pots were produced by the women of the village while their daughters and daughters-in-law carried the finished products in baskets on their heads to sell or trade.


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Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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