AV#1 – Arménio Varela

The origin of bulrush furniture making

In the first video of the ARTISAN’S VOICES series we learn about the origin of bulrush furniture through the voice of Arménio Varela. We also get to know his ideas about education, the market, and the continuity of traditional arts. Unfortunately Arménio passed away recently, much to our sadness and the loss of this practice. This video is also a tribute to his memory. We want his words to inspire in others the curiosity to work with these materials with similar joy.

Artisans: Arménio Varela and Maria Júlia
Video: Jorge Murteira
Interview: Álbio Nascimento and Kathi Stertzig

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