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Na Coloma i el Geni del Siurell


You’ve probably seen a siurell, a clay figurine painted white with other bright colours added and with a whistle attached. What you likely don’t know is that siurells have existed since time immemorial, their origin is magical, they were used to call the wind and they came to our islands from other parts of the Mediterranean. We invite you to leaf through these pages and rediscover the old feel of the best rondalles [traditional tales from Majorca].



Inspired by the family tradition of three generations of women, Ca Madò Bet is the oldest and most traditional siurelleria in Majorca. Over one hundred years ago, Elisabet Amengual, known as Madò Bet, started making siurells in her family’s pottery shop and is the muse of this story. Later, along with her husband Felip, she set up her own workshop. Everyone was surprised by her figures of mythological animals (snakes, mermaids and winged horses). Following the family tradition, her daughter Francisca continued the business, making the more traditional models. Years later, Coloma, Elisabet’s granddaughter, took over the workshop. She is now the third generation of siurelleres and, in her honour, we have named the main character of this story Coloma.


Authors: Beatriz Colom and Alejandra Abellán


Language: Catalan

Number of pages: 24 four inks

Enquadernation: rustic

Dimensions: 275 x 194 mm

Publication date: 04/2021

ISBN: 978-84-96199-37-8

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