Sewing a cloth bag with patchwork or a sack, part of the daily life of generations of ancestors, will set the tone for a workshop scheduled for October 20, promoted by the Center for Research and Information Heritage Cacela.
"Our grandparents did it by taking advantage of leftover fabrics, scraps of unused clothing, combining colors, textures and shapes to the taste of will and imagination. Many pockets were trimmed at the end with little pussies, tassels and a colored cord. There are not two equal bags. And each tells its story: who made it, when, from which pieces of clothing, and for what purposes, "says the organization
The uses varied from keeping bread, beans or grain, herbs to tea or transporting food when working in the fields, to the use of the bridal trousseau or when the children went, by the Saints and the November), door to door, ask for saints, for souls or for the dead.
In the workshop scheduled for October 20, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Heritage Research and Information Center of Cacela, in the former Primary School of Santa Rita, in the municipality of Vila Real de Santo António, each participant will learn to sew her patchwork bag with the wise guidance of the artisan Maria Jose Torres.
Registration, with a cost of 6 euros, can be made through the contact 281952600 or the electronic address ciipcacela[email protected] Participants should carry tissue, needle and thread flaps.