Pišot

pišot m. (Arm.): smith's bellows. (te phurdel pišot: to produce a strong current of air with bellows.)

Many members of a family participated in smith's work. The wife or the children – from the age of six or seven – would work the bellows. The son, and sometimes even the wife or the oldest daughter, would take turns with the father "marenas pro trast" (literally, "to pound the iron": they hammered the iron into the proper shape).

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Image Bellow of Galician Roma (England)
Image O Memiši buki kerel pišotesa ... – Memiši is working the bellows ...
Example of a bellow of the Kalderaš-Rom Dragan Jevremović (Vienna), 2003