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Tinto Ancestral Goa Bigfoot Fish for sale Ancestral Goa Bigfoot Tinto

The local market place as it were, can be likened to a crude, primitive departmental store where fish, meat and the local produce in vegetables and fruits, baskets, rope and even farming implements and livestock were sold.

It is as essential an aspect of the village as its houses, church and temple. An open high dais with broad pillars and a tiled roof - the 'Tinto' was and till today, still is, a spacious & airy structure. Posters with important announcements were affixed on the pillars.

Dovornem Ancestral Goa Bigfoot Dovornem

The load bearers weren't always animals in Goa - like oxen. People, labourers and the like, carried baskets laden with goods from one village to the next. This journey on foot often took a day or more. These laterite posts called "Dovornem", like milestones, dotted the paths at regular intervals, placed sufficiently close, enabled the weary traveller to unload his burden, rest and then proceed. The ingenious height and width necessitated no bending or lifting even.

Gram Seller Ancestral Goa Bigfoot Gram Seller Ancestral Goa Bigfoot Gram Seller

The gram seller would roast the grams in a mud oven, in a traditional way. With the help of a long stick ‘doulo’ he would churn the grams in the sand and make them pop, serving them hot to his customers.


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