Production of traditional backpacks and leather clothes of Alentejo shepherds used in the work of the field
His name is Joaquim Manuel Zambujo Pimenta, he’s 55 years old and lives in Nossa Senhora de Machede, in the Municipality of Évora. From a very early age he learned to work in the art of leather with his father, Júlio António Pimenta. After his death, he tried to continue this unique traditional art in the country.
He has dedicated himself to the production of traditional backpacks and leather clothes of Alentejo shepherds used in the work of the field, as a means of transporting food and as protection for the legs.
Currently, he’s the only artisan registered in the official system of recognition of artisanal producers in Portugal who produces this type of handicraft.
Joaquim Pimenta also does other types of work in leather in a traditional way, such as bags, belts, purses, suitcases, among others.
Joaquim Manuel Zambujo Pimenta
Rua Zeca Afonso,n. 16, Nossa Senhora de Machede, Évora
+351 266917037 | +351 966375947
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