CARUMA Collection by Eneida Tavares

The ceramics and basketry have walked side by side without really crossing each other. 
In this context arises Caruma, a series of vessels, containers, formed by a mixed technique - earthenware
and basketry - demonstrating the possible relationship between two different construction fields, creating a relationship of dependency between them. On the one hand the earthenware with a strong tradition in the specific context in which the project was carried out (Caldas da Rainha, PT) and on the other the Angolan basketry - where part of my roots come from - particularly the sewed coiling technique. This two materials create a relationship that is familiar to us; basketry that is lasting to the daily scale, earthenware that is the historical range. It is intended the intercultural dialogue that mixes closeness to what is far away. 

By Eneida Tavares