Traditional “hot water bottle” (Spain)

Traditional “hot water bottle” (Spain)
Clay bottle, used with hot water to warm the bed or ease a stomachache. Astorga, León (Spain) © AEEH

Traditional “hot water bottle” (Spain)

The clay bottle was in use almost until the 1970s in the mountainous regions of Castilla León with their cold winters. In very few years the clay bottle gave way to the electric blanket.