The Latin word Mataxa came to our language as skein . The term refers to thread collected around a blade .
By arranging a thread in skein, it is easy to wind it. This facilitates storage, the commercialization and the transport of textile fibers.
The wool For example, it is usually sold in skeins. Typically, the person that acquires the skein of wool, when using it to weave, turn it into a ball .
At this point it is important to mark the differences between skeins and clews. In the skeins, the threads They are collected in turns of the same size. This presentation ensures that the original fiber retains its elasticity and does not deform. The balls, meanwhile, are balls that are formed from winding the threads on themselves. To unwind the ball, it is enough to pull its end. Therefore, to start knitting, the skein tends to turn into a ball.
Skein, on the other hand, is a food typical of the Spanish region of Aragon which is made with the intestines and guts of the lamb . It is usually consumed as an appetizer or entree (entree).
To prepare skeins, the first step is to clean the animal's stomach well, roll it up and boil it in salt water, which can be seasoned with garlic, onion, pepper, bay leaf and some alcoholic beverage (such as white wine or cognac). Once it is tender, it is removed from the Water and it is made to rest about an hour. Already cold and dry, cut it into pieces that are fried in a pan with oil. Skeins are served when golden brown, sprinkling some chopped parsley on top.