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tinaja

Spanish name (also Tanella, Tenalla, Tenaxa, Tinajón) for a large clay or earthenware container with a volume of up to several thousand liters, which is derived from the amphora has developed. There are various variants and sizes in slim, bulbous and rounded shapes, as well as with and without handles. It used to be one too Volume, for liquids especially for the trade in coconut oil and liquid indigo. The vessel is still used mainly today La Mancha (where it is a symbol for the region), Montilla-Moriles and Valdepeñas for the fermentation and storage of wine, as well as oil and cereals, but also used for the storage of meat. Vessels are very similar Dolium (Roman), Kvevri (Georgian), pithos (Greek) and Talha (Portuguese, here also with the names Jarro, Pote and Tinha). See also under wine vessels,

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