Beijú Center Table: Handcrafted In Brazil With Beads And Cabreúva Wood

by YANKATU Brazil

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Description

The Beiju Center Table is tribute to Mehinaku indigenous women. Made in Cabreúva wood it receives tiny beads necklaces made by them to be used in the traditional rituals of their people, in the Xingu Indigenous Territory, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

All Mehinaku traditions move me. The exchange system called Moitará, through which exchanges between villages are made, allows women to purchase ceramic pieces that are placed over the fire, supported on three bricks, to prepare their typical food, the cassava beiju. This moment was also honored at Beiju Center Table, with its top carved in solid cabreuva balanced on “wood bricks”,

It is part of Yankatu’s Xingu collection. To create it Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros researched the Mehinaku traditions, visited Kaupüna village for a short period of time before the pandemic and went through numerous immersions with the local artisans online.

As all the pieces produced by Yankatu, it is accompanied by its soul, a certificate of authenticity in the form of a small book that tells about the inspiration that gave birth to it and leaves blank pages so that its story can continue to be told by those who acquire it, turning it into something more, which does not change with fashion, which does not go by with time. To the contrary, it will move on from a generation to another, from hand to hand, each time with more stories to tell, each time incorporating the lives shared by it.

Developed in partnership with Mehinako artisans, in Alto Xingu, a line of products created by Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros arise from the meeting of the past and the future to build a new present.

The work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Brazilian Contemporary and Collectible Design by Yankatu, design + art with Brazilian soul.

Prizes:

2022 – Créateurs Design Awards – Best Design Collection Nominee

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With a degree in business administration and interior design, Maria Fernanda has worked in the field for over 20 years. She migrated to furniture design in 2014, creating Yankatu, a design studio through which she carries out projects with social impact alongside Brazilian artisans. The encounter with the art world happened naturally in 2020 when the search for the appreciation of Brazilian artisans and their knowledge generates a growing discomfort regarding invisibility and lack of knowledge about the reality of Brazilian cultural traditions. Her work is based on relationships that go beyond the gaze and are established on mutual trust and admiration. Her production spans a long timelessness and also a continuity, resulting from the privilege and fluidity of the otherness of established relationships. It is in the power of art that she finds the way to share her learning, activate the gaze and listening of others, seeking to generate in them the same discomfort she feels and, in this way, encourage them to act. It is through a relational aesthetic that she aims to join forces because the reaction of the other, the spectator, is essential for the realization of her art, which does not end with the created object but rather expands into the immaterial and impalpable field. Her works involves various materials without settling on anyone, despite her familiarity with solid wood. It goes from clay to feathers with the same lightness that conveys strong messages in a poetic way.
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