The Odiana Association opened the pre-registration for a basketwork and contract workshop, scheduled for October 19th, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm, at the premises of the Castro Marim Old Market.
The creative tourism action, promoted by the association that unites the municipalities of Alcoutim, Castro Marim and Vila Real de Santo António, will make it possible to discover the traditional knowledge used for centuries in the preparation of baskets and canastras.
“In the territory it is still possible to learn from men and women who, with their wise hands, weave cane baskets and baskets from the palm of the dwarf palm. Rural coppices, the abundance of cane by the waterlines and dwarf palm trees in the barrocal zone, have created the custom among men and women to take advantage of the rest times to make baskets, canastras, alcoves and rugs, which later they were used in their domestic and rural activities, ”says Odiana.
The minimum and maximum participant limits for the workshop are eight and ten people, respectively.
Registrations can be made until October 14th through this form.
This activity, which is part of the CREATOR project, also follows the project «Traditional Knowledge Workshops», promoted by Odiana in close collaboration with the municipality of Castro Marim.
The goal is to revitalize the traditional activities of the Lower Guadiana through unique experiences that attract more tourists and involve the local community in the identity culture of the territory.