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A brand new gadget

I was looking for one traditional bota bag, and had the opportunity to purchase one in a recent craft market. Very nice and also cheap (26€ for a 2 litre skin) considering it is 100% handmade and lasts a full life (planned obsolescence did not reach the small wineskin market…). Crafted by Fresneda, the one and only wineskin craftsman in Valdepeñas, and one of the two remaining in all the region of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

It is comprehensible but sad that nowadays these objects are no longer part of daily life, except for some farmers and in traditional fair dates. In my case there is no better container to carry in my trekking routes, and its aesthetics, smell and feel are very evocative.

Posted 2012-01-04 19:31 · Oscar
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