Image 1 of 1

02_SouthEastRomaniMuseum_4717.jpg

The Brazil family are traditional south country Romany Gypsies who have retained an interest in the culture and long established customs of their ancestors. This includes the skills and crafts needed to build or repair the wagons once lived in by many Travellers. The use of wagons as living accommodation declined after the Second World War to the extent that they are now almost extinct and can usually only be found in collections or museums. Over the years the Brazils have worked on wagons and built a considerable reputation for their craftsmanship. They have built a Burton type wagon from scratch and have several preservation projects to complete. It was their wish to help the general public gain a better understanding of Romany culture by enabling their wagons to be viewed and inspired the forming of the South East Romany Museum.
Copyright
Elisabeth Blanchet
Image Size
5616x3744 / 6.1MB
Contained in galleries
The Brazil family are traditional south country Romany Gypsies who have retained an interest in the culture and long established customs of their ancestors. This includes the skills and crafts needed to build or repair the wagons once lived in by many Travellers. The use of wagons as living accommodation declined after the Second World War to the extent that they are now almost extinct and can usually only be found in collections or museums. Over the years the Brazils have worked on wagons and built a considerable reputation for their craftsmanship.  They have built a Burton type wagon from scratch and have several preservation projects to complete.  It was their wish to help the general public gain a better understanding of Romany culture by enabling their wagons to be viewed and inspired the forming of the South East Romany Museum.