Mantos Vase A: Handmade Draped Ceramic Vase

by YANKATU Brazil

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The ceramics from the Jequitinhonha Valley are considered intangible heritage of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Created using this traditional technique, the vases in the Mantos collection reinterpret the movement of the saints’ cloaks that adorn historic churches throughout Brazil. Created by designer Maria Fernanda and produced by beloved artisan Deuzani Gomes dos Santos and her daughters Gil and Marcilene, they revisit an ancestral tradition from a contemporary perspective.

Designer Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros travels around Brazil researching and learning about the materials and origins of the rich traditional Brazilian crafts, listening to stories, living in communities and getting to know the artisans’ way of life.

All pieces produced by Yankatu are numbered and accompanied by its soul, a small book that tells the inspiration that gave rise to it and leaves blank pages so that its story continues to be told by whoever acquires it, transforming it into something more, that doesn’t change with fashion, that doesn’t pass with time. On the contrary, it will pass from generation to generation, from hand to hand, each time with more stories to tell, each time incorporating the lives it shared.

All handmade details are unique, molded by hand and colored with natural pigments collected in the Jequitinhonha Valley.

The work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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

The objects that appear in the photos are not part of the Mantos Vase.

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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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