Se tens … uma ovelha, ou duas ou três, rapa-lhe a lã, mira que a lã seja de boa raça, que seja completamente sedosa, que não seja brava, faz roupa, faz de tudo. Não é preciso ir à s fábricas para viver.
Our week in Galicia was spent on the road, recording traditional music for one of Tiago‘s ongoing projects. But there was also time to talk about wool. We were in Luneda with D. Concha, near the portuguese border, and recorded her praise of wool:
If you have … a sheep or two or three, you shear the wool … but you must choose good sheep to have soft wool. You can make your own clothes, you can make many things. There is no need to go to the factories to live.