Mallorcans take a lot of pride in the abilities of their hands.
Campesinos learn from their fathers at a young age how to graft a vine or a fruit tree. Amas de casa learn from their mothers how to knead the dough for the Pa Moreno, or how to make and spice the ubiquitous Sobrassada. Both genders will have been brought up helping in the annual Matança, and will have been given lessons to learn to play a folk instrument.
The ladies seem to take particular pleasure in the needlework handicraft, either in ganxets (crocheting) or in brodads (embroidering). Margalida Mulet Monteros (shown here) is a certified Mestre Artesà, and a very dedicated one at that.
The photo was taken in Montuïri, Mallorca, Spain. The date: December 7th, 2008. The time was 14:24:36.