The art of "Labirinto"

The art of "Labirinto"

Get to know this handicraft that is part of the women's culture of Tibau do Sul. This article originally appeared in Bora Magazine.

The "Labirinto" is a totally manual handcraft, where the artisan chooses the fabric being linen or cambrae. There are different designs developed by each labyrinth, from roses to boats and fish, each one puts in their craft a little of what they feel in their history and in their day to day.

Starts the "maze" the fabric holding the grid or rack after unwoven cloth counted wires and making comics; then fills them with a line of their own drawing the chosen design, then twists with another type of line until you reach the last finish that gives the beauty, is the profiling technique.

Observing the development of the labyrinth, its ways and techniques of being produced in the city of Tibau do Sul is of very rich historical value.

To live in this city and pay attention to the cultural signs demonstrated is to discover the protagonism of women who helped to build the respectful and artisan character that sustained families through their manual deeds taught from mother to daughter. The art of the labyrinth has been in the region for more than 200 years.

The "Labirinto" created customs, needs, ways of living among women labirinteiras, who developed their healthy childhood, growing, running, playing and learning their values ​​and responsibilities among the maze of technical fabrics. Tibau do Sul has a loaded culture human value and creativity and has to be valued in a more organized way according to the current moment.

Culture is everything that human life has created, transformed and appropriated in its favor and the Labyrinth must be valued as culture and artistic manifestation of this beautiful and blessed land.

To better understand all this, it is only to walk the streets of Tibau do Sul after lunch hours and to recognize the labyrinthine ladies who leave alive the culture of the municipality practicing the labyrinth in the balconies and doors of their houses.

By Luana Praes, a collaborative producer, artisan and social educator. Text originally published in Revista Bora - edition 02 - Oct / Nov 2013

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