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Portugal girl carrying head on shoes
Portugal woman with basket of fowl on head
Economy is elsewhere seldom seen going to such lengths, but in Portugal the custom of thus preserving one's shoes is common

Seen at a distance her load might be mistaken for a headdress instead of a basket of variously feathered fowls
Portugal woman with tall load on head
Portugal woman head-porter
For sheer skill in balancing, an exhibition like hers might make even a Convent Garden porter green with envy Naturally, the woman porter who takes charge of the visitor's luggage, carries it like this, and it seldom suffers damage