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A small cheap plastic rooster that my wife brought back from a holiday to Portugal that I was unable to accompany her on.

Where and how is it used?

It sits by the kitchen window and oversees the washing up.

What did you or someone else pay for it?

Don't know.

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

Because it represents for me the peculiarly Portugese concept of 'saudade'


How was it made?

Is made in a factory

Is farmed

Is mass-produced

Is produced by local cottage industry

Is made to particular specifications

Is craft / hand-made

Is foraged

Is found

Is colonised

Is a service


Materials & Making

Who made or produced your commodity?

Don't know.

Who was paid to make it?

Don't know.

What skills does it take to make it?

I suspect it was hand painted.

Where was it made?

Don't know. I imagine Portugal but perhaps China.

What does it cost to make it?

Don't know.

What is it made from?

Buying & Owning

Who decides how much it costs?

The market

Who or what assesses its quality?

Don't know

Where is it sold?

Portugal

Who or what sells it?

Don't know

How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?

My wife carried it on an aeroplane.

Where is it used?

It's useless.

Where is it kept?

The kitchen.

How and by whom is it cared for?

It takes care of itself.

How long will it last?

Until one of us decides it no longer so means anything to us and gets rid of it.

Where will it go when it's finished with?

Landfill.

What is it worth?

Nothing.


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