Although this souvenir from Spain may seem, and indeed is, quite silly, it is also very Spanish. This isn't just any cow, it is a cow adorning traditional Spanish garments that are meant to be used for Flamenco dancing. It is a silly magnet to behold for sure, but every time you see it you are also bound to be reminded of the type of culture that Spain is all too well known for.
If you're looking to bring a little bit of flare to your kitchen you can't go wrong with this dancing cow magnet that is both amusing and tasteful. It is a twist on Flamenco culture in such a way that is sure to be accessible for kids and adults alike.
Flamenco is a whole performance that involves dancing, music playing and singing that dates from the Eighteenth century. It was supposedly performed originally by Gitanos who have been living in Spain for centuries. From these humble origins, it has evolved to be the most popular and world renown dance and music coming from Spain. It has a very rhythmic texture that makes it recognizable immediately. Flamenco can be performed at any time and at any place. When played in juergas, flamenco is basically improvisational as singers, guitar players and dancers come together and create according to the spirit of the moment. At Tablaos, performers know each other and usually are part of a company associated to an establishment. Sara Baras Ballet Flamenco Company is one of the most popular and accomplished that the traveler will enjoy with gusto. If interested in a more formal setting, check the calendar of events of the Spanish city you are visiting to be informed of performances at the local theaters. This is a great travel souvenir to take back home.