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"TANGIBLE AND INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE. ARTIFACTS CANE"
This exhibition pays a tribute to the artisans who produce these artifacts and who have, in diverse ways contributed to the preservation and heightening of this tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
The stalks of this plant are used in the manufacturing of various articles: spinning rocks, spindles, weaving knives and beating combs, fishing traps, bird traps and cages, kites, carts and other toys, basketry and musical instruments. The reeds are used in pyrotechnics, because they provide the upward and rectilinear movement to the rockets. In agriculture they are used to support climbing plants. Formerly, it was also used in the construction of traditional architecture techniques, specifically in the construction of division walls and roofs, (these last ones were very common in the coverage of the so-called Casa de Salão, typical in the island of Porto Santo).
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Regional Secretariat for Economy, Tourism and Culture / Department of Culture