June 24, 2021

Ancestral trades on the way to extinction

Extremadura shearer Daniel Carrillo practically got his teeth peeling sheep. Coming from a family of cattle ranchers, he has been, machine in hand, since he was 13 years old, dedicated to a task that today only 1,200 professionals are dedicated to, according to his calculations. At 45 years old, he is part of a gang with five more ‘hairdressers’, and refuses to think that they are the last in the Philippines, although almost all have a second job. «Nothing is done to recover this trade, which at least in Extremadura has not been lost. We have filled two courses. There is a quarry, but when they learn they don’t have equipment to work with. And that is a job with an expiration date, which is usually exercised … See more .

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