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Maria Dinis Pereira

Maria Dinis Pereira Embroiderer
Contact
Portuguese
Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
Phone:
+351 245412329
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An ambassador for a local tradition

  • • The town of Nisa is famous for its wool felt embroidery
  • • Dinis often collaborates with Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos
  • • She is inspired by the flora in the region where she lives and works

Dinis Pereira is a tenacious and hard-working woman. She has always lived in her hometown of Nisa, in the Alto Alentejo, which is famous for its embroidery and pottery. However, her works have travelled as far as the US, where at the peak of her business she used to supply a shop selling traditional Portuguese wool felt embroidery items for the home. Though the practice of making trousseaux has almost died out, Dinis has never stopped this ancient tradition, thanks to her collaboration with Lisbon artist Joana Vasconcelos, who taps into Portugal’s artisanal heritage and reinterprets it with deep respect for the authentic values it represents.

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Works

  • © Cláudia Brites
  • © Cláudia Brites
  • © Cláudia Brites
  • © Cláudia Brites
  • © Cláudia Brites
Photo: © Cláudia Brites
Bedspread

This bedspread in beige wool felt has been embroidered with a multicoloured floral and green-stem pattern.

Width 1.8 m
Length 2.15 m

Maria Dinis Pereira Embroiderer
Photo: © Cláudia Brites
Bedspread, detail I

Detail from a white linen quilt with multicoloured floral pattern.

Maria Dinis Pereira Embroiderer
Photo: © Cláudia Brites
Bedspread, detail II

Detail from a white linen quilt with floral and leaf pattern, embroidered using cotton thread of various colours.

Width 70 cm
Length 1.05 m

Maria Dinis Pereira Embroiderer
Photo:
Bedspread

This bedspread in beige wool felt has been embroidered with a multicoloured floral and green-stem pattern.

Width 1.8 m
Length 2.15 m

Maria Dinis Pereira Embroiderer
Photo: © Cláudia Brites
Patchwork blanket with embroidered wool felt applique

This multicoloured patchwork blanket has been embroidered with a dark blue floral pattern.

Width 2.1 m
Length 2.7 m

Maria Dinis Pereira Embroiderer
Photo: © Cláudia Brites
Embroidered wool-felt bedspread

This black wool-felt bedspread features a floral pattern embroidered using various colours of silk thread.

Width 1.5 m
Length 2.2 m

Maria Dinis Pereira Embroiderer

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