Korkindustrie


Cork:  A pure natural produce of Portugal

Cork: A pure natural produce of Portugal


Cork oak

Cork oak


Cork harvesting

Cork harvesting

Every seven years a part of the cortex of the cork ork is excoriated.


Silves: Cork factory

Silves: Cork factory

Until the beginning of the 20th century, Silves used to be an important centre for the Portuguese cork industry with over 20 factories employing more then thousand people.


Cork factory

Cork factory

The bark is selected and cut by hand


Bunch of preprocessed cork

Bunch of preprocessed cork


Cork stoppers

Cork stoppers

Only the expert can distinguish the quality of the cork used to cork a bottle

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