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The Mallorcan Forca

Traditionally, a farmhouse in Mallorca would have had plenty of need for a pitchfork, either of the metal variety of modern day or else, of the traditional wooden forca (see photo above). For that, the Lledoner tree (Celtis australis, European nettle tree) would have to shed a branch. The long process to give shape to the tool begins with the branches still attached to the tree and ends with an elaborate tanning process that involves immersion in water.

You may have seen an alternative use for the wooden pitchfork when it is carried by dimonis during festivities all over Mallorca (photo below).

The photos were taken in Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: October 24th, 2010, and August 28th, 2010. The time was 13:31:16 and 11:43:55, respectively.

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