Sarró (Shepherd's bag)
A handmade piece of lamb skin from Andorran sheep that the shepherds used to carry the food when they went out into the mountains with the flock.
From the Mediterranean to the Cantabrian Sea there stretches the long backbone of the Pyrenees. This geographical complex has for centuries had its own cultural, agricultural and spiritual identity. Andorra, in spite of the small territory it covers, forms part of this extensive geography and its rich heritage.
The project VITAL has its origin in this little country’s determination not to lose its identity. Our first activity has consisted in saving the coats of the sheep from being destroyed, when the animals are sheared each spring.
The people who inhabit the mountain have always used this natural fiber to dress themselves, for protection against the cold, and to make indispensable material for a good mattress.
Now VITAL recovers the Sarró (shepherd's bag). A piece of lamb skin from Andorran sheep that the shepherds used to carry the food when they went out into the mountains with the flock. We hope that this new recreation - a simple and humble utilitarian piece - will keep the memory of a life we feel closer.