txurka cheese sheep Basque crafts

1990.005.026

Catalog Date: 
07/28/2009
Gparent: 
4: T&E For Materials
Notes: 
A txurka is used along with a cuezo and a cheese mold to make sheep's cheese. The txurka sits on the cuezo (large wooden bowl) and the press on top of the txurka. It acts as a strainer of sorts.
Object Name: 
Txurka
Parent: 
Food Processing T&E
Provenance: 
Txurka made by a modern Basque craftsman and donated by Basque Government. Used in making sheep's cheese.
Record As: 
Gift
Record Date: 
Mar-90
Record From: 
Eusko Jaurlaritza (Basque Government)
Subjects: 
txurka cheese sheep Basque crafts
wooden rectangle; rounded ends; light wood; smooth with no rough edges; not stained; one piece of wood; 4 rectangular cut outs; hole drilled in center; carved around cut outs; pieces carved out in a circle for cheese mold; back side only has sections carved out so the piece can sit on the cuezo (bowl) easily
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