Olatz González Abrisketa
4 minutes

A black sock, white thread, a needle, a thimble and a plea: Santitum zaina urtu, zaina bere lekuen sartu, which, in a mixture of Latin and Basque, means to Carmen “dissolve the vein, put the vein into place”. This is the full extent of her treatment for the healing of sprains, which has to be repeated 3 times, on different days. Healing rituals live on in the Basque Country, a place where magical practices have been transmitted from woman to woman for generations. For the time being, Carmen has no successor.

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Olatz González Abrisketa