“Hitza Hitz (What is said is said)"

Photo by Points de Vue. Posted December 2017.
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The title of this mural comes from a direct quote from the owner of the wall, Jerome, whom the artist consulted with when coming up with his design for the mural.

In response to the artist's questions about his family, the Basque culture, and the values ​​they would like to pass on to their children, Jerome wrote,

"In the past, when a deal was made, one would slap one's hand and a given word (hitza hitz) was firm and worth the same as a signature. This tradition is still in effect inland. What is non-negotiable is to lose our language, to which we are very attached and that we must absolutely transmit to our children."

A language isolate (which means unrelated to any other known language) and the oldest language in Europe, the Basque language is spoken in the Basque country, a region that straddles the westernmost Pyrenees in adjacent parts of northern Spain and southwestern France.

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44 Avenue Capitaine Resplandy, 64100 Bayonne

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