Photographer's Note

In the old days, till the 60s and 70s of the 20th century, most part of the people in the Alentejo had no lands of their own. In this region, we could find mainly the big properties and most part of the locals worked in agriculture, for the big land owners. In the cold winter days or in the very hot summer, days were spent working in the fields. The fields were wide and so, people usually worked in big groups. Lunch was usually brought from home in these clay pots, every worker or couple had their own. Early in the morning they were put by the fire and one of the workers kept an eye on them, to make sure every one had their lunch ready by lunch time.
This scene was very familiar to me during my childhood but today it's very rare. I took this photo during a re-enactment of one of those lunches, that took place in Aguiar.

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