The grapes are cut and then conveyed in baskets by the Gallegos (as the labourers who come specially from Galicia in Spain for this purpose are termed) to the winery.
The bags are then sealed up, packed in oblong or circular baskets and sent to Smyrna or other ports on mules.
"Do you wish to buy any baskets?" he asked.
The chief native industries are leather-work, embroidery and filigree metal-work; and the weaving of straw mats and baskets is extensively practised.