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 .
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- 1 Origin of the name
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- 1 Use
- 2 Consistency
- 3 Sources
The word palangana is a corruption of the Latin patella (plate), diminutive of patera (container), which gave us paila and padilla in Spanish.
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.
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.
Basins were made of different materials such as silver , brass , tin or clay