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La Matrona - María Betancort Robayna

The Midwife - María Betancort Robayna

María Betancort Robayna
Tahíche 1892 - Tenerife 1991
midwife of Tahíche for over 60 years
Rigoberto Camacho

Tahíche /  La Matrona - María Betancort Robayna   Tahíche /  La Matrona - María Betancort Robayna


Statue of a standing woman with her arms crossed.


"La Matrona"

Autor: Rigoberto Camacho Pérez

[Coat of arms: Ayto. de Teguise]

D. Oswaldo Betancort García, Alcalde-Presidente
del Ayuntamiente de Teguise, inauguró esta escultura
homenaje a las comadronas del municipio de
Teguise en la figura de Da María Betancort Robayna,
el 26 de julio de 2016.

"Las comadronas rurales compaginaban sus labores en el campo y nogar con la dedicacion
altruista de ejercer de parteras en su localidad. Cubrían una función social y santaria a treyes
de antiguas prácticas tradicionales que se transmitían de generación en generación. Da María
Betancort desarrolló su labor de comadrona en la localidad de Tahíche durante más de 60 años,
recibiendo el aprecio y respeto de su vecinos".

Mr. Oswaldo Betancort García, President-Mayor
of the Town Council of Teguise inaugurated this sculpture
in homage to the local midwives of
Teguise and the figure of María Betancort Robayna,
on 26 July 2016.

"Rural midwives combined their work in the field and at home with selfless dedication to
midwifery practice in their locality. Covering health and social purpose through ancient
traditional practices that were passed from generation to generation. Mrs. María Betancort
developed her work as a midwife for more than 60 years in the village of Tahíche receiving
appreciation and respect from her neighbours".


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Location (N 29°0'54" - W 13°32'32")

Item Code: esca455; Photograph: 20 April 2018
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