Tag Archives: Taino

Culture of Puerto Rico: All about Hammocks

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Hammocks are a large part of the culture of Puerto Rico. Along the roadsides you can find many vendors selling all types of hammocks made of different materials, colors and styles. For many years they have been associated with Caribbean living because of the pictures at the beach with a hammock hanging between two palm […]

The Many Uses and History of a Pilón

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  There is no better souvenir for Puerto Rico than the Pilon (also known as a mortar and pestle).  The Pilón has a rich and long history and has been a very important kitchen tool throughout it’s history. The pilón was first used by the Taíno Indians. Early visitors such as Fray Iñigo Abbad and […]