Ceramic Oil and Vinegar Jugs. Garage Sale – From Woman Who Had Walked the Camino de Santiago Trail in Spain.
El Camino de Santiago, or The Way of St-James is a trail that has existed for over 1,000 years. A pilgrimage that many Christians and also Westerners of a certain age seem to undertake. I mention this only in that our book club we read a book about a woman who took such a trip. I was slightly suspicious of the intention of North Americans to undertake the journey. I’m not sure why.
On Wikipedia there is a nice little chart showing that in 1985 there were 690 pilgrims who walked the path, and 179,919 souls undertook the grueling journey in 2011. (The compostela is a certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims on completing the Way. To earn the compostela one needs to walk a minimum of 100 km or cycle at least 200 km.)
Back to the jugs. I didn’t purchase these, but they are in our house, and they happened to appear at the same time I was reading the book. Truthfully, I haven’t really liked them. Bacteria paranoia and all that. I’ve been secretly hankering to have them make their way back to garage sale status.
A curious thing happens when you photograph objects. It creates desire. I am a big fan of ceramics, and I like their form, the glaze and the colour scheme.
Status: As they’re not “mine”, no need to really decide, but I will push less for their exile.