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Gourds used to store Salt in Gambatesa

The photograph below shows the type of gourd in which salt used to be stored. The gourd was cut at the neck and the round half was hollowed out through the neck. Then salt was stored inside.

Beneath the gourd on the right, the old hose end gives an idea of the gourds' size. They are about twice the size of a baseball. (The doorway behind the gourds is to a cowshed.)

Gourd used to store salt, Gambatesa, 44 KB

Photograph by Angelo Abiuso (Geneva) at the Masseria Biagietti, the farm of his godfather in Gambatesa, August 2004.


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Last revised: 7 October 2005 : 2005-10-07 by Robert [Wesley] Angelo.

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