ESPARTO MUSEUMEl Romeral (Toledo)GPS: 39.70840072631836, -3.4368999004364014
From the esparto (straw)emerged an artisan activity that served as a livelihood to many families in Spain. It is located in an ancient local place.
WHAT WE’LL SEE
The handmade elaboration of the “pleita”, a short of corset where 15 branches of fiber meet called esparto. It is a collection of large baskets, baskets of carbon and ice measures and baskets for grape harvest. The exhibition is completed with pictures and historical documents.
Rest of the days: prior appointment.
Global price: 2€.
A large number of objects are made with esparto apart from those which have been mentioned: ropes, espadrilles, scourers, to make plaster, etc. The modern culture of plastic ended with the typical works made of esparto.