The “Oca Closet” welcomes you to Xingu, its traditions, its people. A people that welcomed designer Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros and liked the idea of working with her to bring to life pieces that respect their knowledge and value their history.
At Kaupüna Village in Xingu Indigenous Territory, MT, Brazil, artisans Yaritsu Waura, Kayanaku e Kuyawalu Aweti, Pakuiura, Paipualu, and Wayuni e Kuyawalu Mehinako took turns weaving the mat that was incorporated into the piece. They used cotton threads dyed by Mattricaria, from Brasilia, with bark and leaves from trees harvested by Kulilkyrda on the outskirts of the village, creating a Xingu’s color chart.
It’s a love story and a real story, showing that it is possible to innovate and maintain tradition at the same time. That it is possible to add without losing the identities of the parties. That we can overcome challenges together and use technology to our advantage to bridge distances when it is not possible to be together.