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FERAMUR 2009 rescues the office of 'hilaor' (27/09/2009)

The XXVI edition of the craft rescue Feramur 'hilaor', during the three fair days 'hilaores' came from the nearby town of Aguilas show visitors how we do typical esparto ropes with which the swifts were made to tie wheat or barley, the ropes for ships, among other items.

Diego Torres, Bernardo and Luis García Asensio, three residents of the nearby town of Aguilas rescue the ancient craft of 'hilaor' during market days held demonstrations for visitors to discover and then spun cordage manufacture, such as swifts to tie the wheat or barley, the ropes for ships, among many other objects.

Similarly, the visitor can see how the pads are made once been combing the esparto steel spikes.

Anyone at any visitor can buy two of these pads, for a symbolic price of 1 euro.

These three teenage friends make their shows through a century-old spinning wheel, similar to that of a spinning wheel, one that reminds us of the famous tale of 'Sleeping Beauty'.

As we have this old profession can only survive in Cieza and Eagles.

Years ago in the 50's and 40's neighboring town of Cieza became the first manufacturing center in Spain in the production of spinning and rope.

According to Diego Torres has since joining the plastic 'this office hit a downturn, it is not cost effective', now do not take it as a hobby. "

These three 'hilaores between 70 and 80, recall in Feramur this job very attractive to see, as it follows a very singular.

The family of these three 'hilaores' has learned the trade, maybe some of the visitors are encouraged, for this occupation lasts over time.


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