Transport: cart (Spain)

Transport: cart (Spain)
1927. Couple with a cart. Val de San Lorenzo, León (Spain) © OdysseyProductions, Inc. o/b/o. TheState of Alan Lomax

Transport: cart (Spain)

Carts were the most important traction and transport tool for farming economies. Depending on the load they carried, different side pieces were used to keep the load in better. The base of the cart is made of alder planks (Alnus glutinosas), about 3 cm thick, because it is a soft wood which wears but does not split. Locally, the alder is known as humero.