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CONCHEROS IN THE SWAMPS OF YOU KNOCK DOWN


The conchero is a character that extracts shells of the banks natural calls traditionally I "throw conchero." It has picked up of their ancestros tide knowledge, birds, shells, crabs, mangrove, that is to say all the related to the swamp, they are guided by an empiric chronogram of rotation of extraction places. To the native concheros people of the city and immigrants have incorporated who assimilated the local technique.

Source: ASEXTRHI - NE - THE SWAMPS



EL CONCHERO 01
CONCHERO
Rowing in canoes locates the shots concheros or natural banks, which are characterized by the quality of the mud that is soft and that he/she doesn't have prints of having been conchado, in a lapse of time of not less than 15 days.



EL CONCHERO 02
CONCHERO
This of concheros: "Those that don't know conchar leave all virao the mud; arrancao many roots." People that doesn't know every day enter to the same place.... they don't allow it to take place..... they are taken until the tiny ones..... It is necessary to take out the bill shells and you leave the tiny ones.



EL CONCHERO 03
CONCHERO
I flow conchera, work tool, the one that enters to the mud, protected. The other one, of support, for atrincarse of the branches of the mangrove and sustain of the jicra.



EL CONCHERO 04
CONCHEROLa hand is the expert of the work.... "it enters as tablespoon to the mud.".... "with the tact we know if it is huequera or quarter note.".... "He/she moves the thumb smoothly, index and ring, putting them to the mud and sounding advances."



EL CONCHERO 05
CONCHERO




EL CONCHERO 06
CONCHERO
The concheros has the typical ritual of getting dressed: shirt, pant, jebe boots; then they cover with glove the hand that serves as base to sheathe and to tie the thimbles; the cap where repellent guard, matches, cigarettes, some medicine and the jicra for the shells.



EL CONCHERO 07
CONCHERO
"We make slap of mud, we sound; I gave there is, we take out the big ones, the chiconas goes for the hatchery. If this shot is good, we advance, we move around 20 mts. If the shot is malucon, we look for another. We advance in the mud; among the roots, as snakes.... almost four hours, before it wins us the tide that when ascending, it marks the end of the conchar day.



EL CONCHERO 08
CONCHERO
Thimbles that the same one repairs every weekend, to defend of the stings of the chalaco sorcerer, chips of shells, tips of mangrove roots, cortaderas like the joke or cochiza (balanus sp.)



EL CONCHERO 09
CONCHERO
"Lowering the jicras...... 20 years ago we took out 500 in one day, now with a lot of effort between 70 and 120 shells..... with the fair ones. It is necessary to repopulate the conchales. It should have treatment of the waters that throw the langostineras.... The prohibited one is obligatory, it is necessary to make handling."



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