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"Branquetas" of Apúlia

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Location
4740- APÚLIA
District:Braga
County :Esposende
Parish:Apúlia
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The "Branqueta" is a work outfit made from white sackcloth and used by the seaweed gatherers of Apúlia, in the Minho, deuring the harvesting of kelp. This type of suit is often compared to the garments of the ancient Romans. The sackcloth is a strong fabric made from wool, warm and has a great insulating characteristic. It is obtained through a very special operation called "passage" in which a stomp is used (hydraulic unit) to beat the fabric. No other specific use for the "Branqueta" is known other than this tradition.

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Localização
4740- APÚLIA
Distrito:Braga
County:Esposende
Parish:Apúlia
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