Irulegi Irratia


  • Recording date: 1998-05-11
  • Owner: Euskarabidea-mediateka
  • Main theme: Ancient shopkeeper.
  • Permission to query: Free
  • Permission to publish: Limited
  • Sound quality: Good
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Piece Time Summary
A07 00:37:20
Each would bring their own cloth and the work was just to make the clothes. When she started she bought a mechanical machine with a pedal. How she bought the machine.She made sufficient from the dressmaking to live on, being careful with the money.(41:30") Goodbye.
A06 00:32:14
A05 00:27:40
They would buy the cloth from travelers passing through or in Bayonne. The types of cloth before and nowadays. The sheets were made of linen. In order to make delicate trousers a special linen was used. She never went from house to house to do sewing. They would get up at six in the morning and they were sewing until 11.30 at night.
A04 00:22:00
Wedding verses.
A03 00:14:50
They would also make work clothes as well as underwear and aprons and things."Etxe-sartzea" was the move from one house to another. People would give them presents. An accordionist would go with them. The shopgirls would stay in the attic room until everything was prepared. Then the people would go to see it. The wedding lasted all day and the "etxe-sartzea" took place the day before. For the wedding they would go to church and then they would have a party in the house afterwards.
A02 00:10:55
A01 00:00:00
Introduction. How the shopgirls used to work and their sewing machines.(02:00") As soon as they learnt how to sew they found work. The machine that they used was not mechanical, it was worked with the hands and the feet. She like sewing very much. The cloth was sold by the meter. Preparing the pieces for the "etxe-sartzeak" (the change of house on getting married).They also used to work at night with petrol lamps. When someone was going to get married she would work all night to have the suit just right. At that time, both the men and the women got married in black. The complements and the tiara which they wore on top were also made by them. She learnt how to make them from her mother and the other shopgirls.
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II-116a-A 43:41
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