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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

AGUAMANIL

WATER JUG (Aguamanil) WITH BASIN (Alfajana)
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OLeon. aguafusil, Eng 1. water jug or ewer used to pour over hands before, during and after meals. It also was used in consecrations. Normally, the water was boiled with sweet smelling herbs or flowers and cooled before using. 2. Wash stand. Wooden stand holding a basin for washing face and hands. It could include a jug or pitcher. See alfajana and salva de los aguamaniles. [Alonso Luengo. 1994:42:47; Gázquez. Cocina. 2002:41; Montoro/Ciceri. 1991:202:76 and Sánchez-Albornoz. 2000:146:187]

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