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Azores’ Clover Fan
Fan inspired by the portuguese basketry art. This is a craft of ancient techniques, creating true games of patience, art and perfect execution.
Polished pear wood fan with artificial silk printed screen; open 43 x 23 cm; 24 rods; pvc pouch.
Basketry or wickerwork came naturally to man in order to fulfill his need, particularly in his daily routines (agriculture, hunting, recollection, transport, storage and preservation). Laying his hands on existing plants in nature, man worked them, weaved them, even before he began to produce ceramic utensils or weave textile fibers.
Basketry was treated as a lower level in traditional crafts. This peculiarity, so natural and basic, gave it an ordinary and almost invisible position, therefore of little attention and incipient study.
However, the objects made of vegetable fibers continue to amaze for their strength, balance of form, and connection to nature, making them hold a very special place in our lives. There is always room for a piece of basketry in our surroundings, sometimes so naturally and obviously placed they are seldom noticed.
Terra Lusa brand presents several collections of products where each reference is a tribute to the Portuguese Cultural Heritage: notebooks, wrist watches , fans, eco bags, mini umbrellas, glasses cases, microfibre cloths and adjustable book covers, all divided into themes of Portuguese roots .
800 Years of History, Culture and Tradition inspired the design of the various products in which quality allies with contemporary design