Abrigo Credenza in Cabreúva wood - With artisans from Brazil

by YANKATU - Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros Brazil

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 300x45x120
Limited Editions Material : Cabreuva solid wood, Cotton threads dyed naturally
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“I like these moments of sharing, where without realizing we learn at the same time that we teach, whether by words, looks, or demonstrations. Unfortunately, this face-to-face exchange was interrupted by the pandemic, but with the help of Kulikyrda, me and women from Kaupüna village were able to carry out them at a distance. Through video lessons, I learned the technique of weaving a mat and, in São Paulo, using cylinders of solid cabreuva instead of buriti stems, I wove a mat that became the door of a buffet.”

With a design also inspired by the oca structure, the “Shelter Credenza” represents the family – the shelter – where everyone protects themselves from the cold and rain, where they get together to sleep, where the young women go to their seclusion, and is also the place that keeps intact the traditions, identity, and culture of the Mehinako people.

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Weight 230 kg
Dimensions 320 × 65 × 140 cm
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YANKATU - Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros

My motivation comes from my soul and flows openly, on my life and in my work. I love what I do and I do it with intensity, I live every moment and I transmit all this emotion. In each project I immerse myself deeply in the region, in their craft and in the lives of the people who make them, it is a dive governed by research and by my soul, guided by the heart, done with respect and with the rhythm dictated by time. I get transformed and provoke transformations, and these atitudes reflect in the surroundings and beyond. I believe that design and art are one of the ways to value and eternalize the ancestral knowledge of Brazilian traditional crafts and the importance of nature around us, and so I use all tools that I have to create a quilt of infinite possibilities, full of feelings. Through Yankatu I expose not only my work, I bring with me the dreams and works of the artisans and instigate new dreams. The tangible part of this work are the pieces that intertwine my touch with the lives that share their moments with me. The other part, immeasurable, is in continuous development, in a mixture of art and freedom, with no date to finish. It is a continuous development, in a relationship created around respect and trust. My desire, to be able to do this as long as I live.

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