27. December 2012 · Comments Off on The Canary Islands:Fuerteventura-Gran Tarajal (Mural 9-Drying Fish) · Categories: Posts

Not all the murals here in Gran Tarajal are comical.  Some of the murals do depict aspects of traditional life.

This mural depicts the community effort of drying a catch of fish.

Mural of the community drying fish on the beach

Even with the wide spread use of refrigeration and freezers, fish are still dried in the Canaries in the traditional way.

Close up of Drying Fish mural

The fish are split open, to make them thinner for drying, and washed in sea water, to get the drying process started.

Close up of the women laying the fish out to dry on the volcanic beach.

A child helping, or playing, at the waters edge?

The fish left to be split and dried


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