904. In Curaçao, We Recycle Everything… Even Piss Pans (Port-a-Potties)

Hofi Pachi Colá (west side of Curaçao)

Spotted in Westpunt at Hofi Pachi Colá… Wea di pishi (translated: ‘piss pans’ used as port-a-potties in the old pre-indoor plumbing days) now serve as hats, to shield cacti from the scorching sun.

Just kidding!

Wea di pishi turned upside down are commonly used to ward off Ojada (Evil Eye) from tampering with the harvest…

Who knew?!

Source: “Sambumbu Volkskunde van Curaçao, Aruba e Bonaire-2” by Paul Brenneker (1979)

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