Basin

Basin. Low container with a very wide mouth that is used for washing or washing. This type of container is widely used in rural communities .

Summary

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  • 1 Origin of the name
  • 2 Features
    • 1 Use
    • 2 Consistency
  • 3 Sources

Name’s origin

The word palangana is a corruption of the Latin patella (plate), diminutive of patera (container), which gave us paila and padilla in Spanish.

characteristics

The basin is a vessel with a large diameter and a shallow depth. In the past, when there was no toilet or toilet with an integrated sink, it was placed on a basin (three-foot unit) and used to wash hands and face.

Use

This type of container is widely used in rural communities. It is also used extensively to soak lost garments, tennis shoes , bags, men’s socks, etc. in order not to waste water .

In the absence of running water, in the past, the basin was used for washing hands , small clothes or other similar uses. Those who had the use of soaking the beard had a notch or cut on which the neck rested and were called bacía.

Consistency

Basins were made of different materials such as silver , brass , tin or clay

 

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