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Object of the month: Foquim

2018/07/01 a 2018/07/31
Foquim 1 772 2500 1 772 9999

Wooden box composed of several staves joined to the base by two wooden hoops that are fixed by means of iron staples. The wooden handle, produced in a single piece, moves on two axes, also in wood, that fit the top ring. The lid, as well as the base, were produced in a single piece of wood, of circular shape, and fixed on the staves by staples. The foquim, an integral part of the equipment of the Dori, accompanied the fisherman every day in the small fishing boat, and at the end of the day was arranged between the loca and the table in the crew's quarter.

“[...] “Seja Louvado e adorado Nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo, são quatro horas vamos arriar.” Come-se a “espessa sopa de feijão”, bebe-se o café.
O cozinheiro avia o pessoal: pão, umas postas de peixe frito, azeitonas, café, uma garrafa de água. Arruma-se tudo no foquim, de mistura com anzóis, gagim, cigarros feitos na vigia. Veste-se a roupa de oleado. O rapaz da câmara enche o corninho de aguardente, mata o bicho.
“Vamos arriar com Deus” - ordena o capitão. […]”

 

In LOPES, Ana Maria e MARQUES, Francisco, Faina Maior – A pesca do bacalhau nos mares da Terra Nova, 3.ª edição, Amigos do Museu Marítimo de Ílhavo, 2015, pág.46.

The object was integrated in the collection of the Maritime Museum of Ílhavo, in 1937, ignoring its origin.