re-Discoveries, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, 2012
CANGA/YOKE – We are two artists from Brazil and Britain, Gisel Carriconde Azevedo and Rachel Cohen. This piece is a response to the collections of the Museu do Traje in Viana do Castelo. It touches themes of manual labour in the production of textile arts.
The objects we embroidered on the apron pockets are the ripo, used by men for threshing the flax, and the shuttle, used by women in weaving. The aprons have tails and are tied together to symbolize both the hardness of labour and the fruits of working in collaboration.