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Our countrymen and women work hard every day. These are some of their traditional activities.

 
[Thumbnail: Curved machete used in Panama.]

Clearing with a curved machete

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2015-10-05

Ingeniosity produced this type of machete used decades ago in Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Plantain leave, a traditional crop in Panama.]

Traditional Plantain Planting Method

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2013-09-09

Learn how this Panamanian staple food is planted in the traditional way. [More]


[Thumbnail: Traditional milking at the countryside.]

Traditional Milking

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2013-03-11

There are still some peasants who milk their cows in the traditional way. [More]


[Thumbnail: Zurrones and enjalma.]

Zurron and Enjalma

By: Marino Jaén Sánchez
2012-10-03

These are leather-made tools of the Panamanian campesino. [More]


[Thumbnail: Guandu seeds ready for being sown.]

Sowing Guandu

By: Marino Jaén Sánchez
2012-07-05

Guandu is a seed that is used in a very traditional dish in Panama: Arroz con Guandu. Learn how it is sown here. [More]


[Portada: Sugar cane being milled in a trapiche.]

The Molienda

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2011-03-10

Traditional way of processing sugar cane into sugar cane honey. [More]


[Thumbnail: Cooking by fire with a fogon.]

Cooking by Fire

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2009-03-29

Known as fogon, this device is used for cooking traditional meals all over Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Men building a wall in a quincha house.]

The Building of a Quincha House (Part II)

By: Tamara Ponce
2008-03-10

How the walls of the house are completed during a couple of hours. [More]


[Thumbnail: People mixing the mud with their feet at a traditional junta de embarra.]

The Building of a Quincha House (Part I)

By: Tamara Ponce
2008-01-27

The whole town joins the effort to build a mud house for a family. [More]


[Thumbnail: Mouth of an artesian well]

Getting Water from an Artesian Well

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2007-07-29

Pictures and description of this interesting device used in the countryside. [More]


[Thumbnail: Man harvesting rice]

Rice Harvesting Junta

By: Compa Wayo
2005-11-29

Tradition of our farmers. The whole town shows up to help the owner harvest his rice. [More]


[Thumbnail: Man holding a calf while it is vaccinated and marked]

Cattle Marking and Vaccination

By: Compa Wayo
2004-01-01

We bring you all the details of how these activities are performed in our countryside. [More]



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