Talêgo, Taleigo, cloth bag, Handmade, typical Portuguese handicraft, cloth bag, reusable bag

$8.99 $9.99


This Christmas offer your gifts in reusable woven bags-Thalêgos

Made of fabric with drawstring to close, are very practical and environmentally friendly, as they can be reused, washed and are ideal for supply or to store food and miscellaneous objects.

These talêgos are approximately 30x19cm.

If you want a custom order please contact me.


A brief story about the Talêgos:

"The Talêgos were multicolor bags, of varying size, made by the women with the leftovers of the cloths used in the making of skirts, blouses and aprons or even of old clothes that had ceased to wear. They had a cord or a star that ran into a hem and allowed them to close. They could be lined or singed. Some were refetched in their conception and manufacture, which could include pompoms and tassels. Others had to be simple, being some, even, manufactured with a single fabric.
The Talêgos were the providential way of transporting what we needed. He used to go shopping for a butcher, which was washed whenever necessary. There was a butcher to go to the grocery store and another to go to the bread, as well as another to go to the grain, to the beans or to the corn. We also used a butcher to keep the thin pennies we had and yet another to save the existence used in the button game.
The peasants kept the seeds in stalkers and the Millers received wheat, rye or maize, which returned with flour, after subtracted the dough due to grinding. It was also the thalêgos that took food to the workplace.
In our houses, in the arches, chests of drawers and closet there were small butchers with lavender, which by their scent frightened moths, flies, mosquitoes and other insects. In these same places, there were sometimes larger talêgos, in which the clothes were more delicate or older and that inspired more preservation care. "

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
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