Pearl fishing and selling pearls.
Date 09 August 1975
Track ID 110259
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1975.94.A7

Original Tape ID

SA1975.094

Summary

Pearl fishing and selling pearls.

The contributor's father once found a greyish-blue pearl. He gave it to his wife, who wore it by her breast until it regained its solid pink colour. A pearl loses its colour, goes dull, if it is worn by someone you're not close to. They feel the personality of the person wearing them.

Lots of Travellers still [1975] look for pearls in the Rivers Tay, Isla and Esk. Black pearls are the most valuable. A Perth jeweller once paid up to £100 for pearls brought in by Travellers.

Recording Location

County - Angus

Parish - Montrose

Village/Place - Montrose

Language

Scots

Genre

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Collection

SoSS