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Eneida Lombe Tavares

Eneida Lombe Tavares Basketweaver
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Portuguese, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+351 917507461
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Creating a dialogue between cultures

  • • Eneida mixes ceramics with pine needle basketry
  • • She gathers pine needles from the forests around her
  • • She explores her roots through her work

While Eneida Lombe Tavares was developing Raiz (Roots), her final project for her MA in Product Design from Caldas de Rainha, Portugal, she realised that craftsmanship could help her learn more about her Angolan roots, in the context of Europe and specifically Portugal, where she was born and raised. She took workshops in glass, ceramics and woodwork and taught herself to weave baskets, mostly from books and tutorials. In 2015 she opened her own workshop, where she creates pieces that combine tradition and modernity. One of the most beautiful examples of her work is the range of Caruma vases, in which she braids pine needles or raffia on to ceramics.

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Works

  • Telmo Soares©Vicara
  • Telmo Soares©Vicara
  • Telmo Soares©Vicara
Photo: Telmo Soares©Vicara
Yellow Caruma vase

Eneida skilfully combines traditional pine-needle basketry with ceramics. This piece demonstrates the relationship between the two different crafts, creating a mutual dependency.

Height 39 cm
Diameter 20 cm

Eneida Lombe Tavares Basketweaver
Photo: Telmo Soares©Vicara
Red Caruma vase

This unusual vessel combining ceramics and traditional pine-needle basketwork was inspired by the shape of a Siamese cat. The originality of the piece lies in the relationship between the two different crafts, creating a mutual dependency.

Height 43 cm
Diameter 19 cm

Eneida Lombe Tavares Basketweaver
Photo: Telmo Soares©Vicara
Small Caruma vase

In this piece the ceramic vessel and pine-needle basketwork are sewn together with raffia. It is rare to see the two techniques associated in this way, creating a relationship of mutual dependency.

Height 23 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Eneida Lombe Tavares Basketweaver

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