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Animals and Carnation Black Printed Tote Bag | Sarah Affonso

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A Vida Portuguesa celebrates Sarah Affonso (1899-1983), a great artist who was a Modernist painter and wondrous embroiderer, an independent woman married to José de Almada Negreiros, and a dedicated and creative mother all at once.

At the request of her granddaughters, Rita and Catarina, and based on the family’s assets, we rediscovered Sarah’s work, and drew inspiration from it to come up with toys, notebooks, books, jewellery and household objects that recreate her world.

This special collection of objects inspired by Sarah Affonso’s life and work was created to celebrate the 120th anniversary of her birth and the two great exhibitions of her oeuvre in Lisbon at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and at the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Chiado, in 2019.

Sarah Affonso embroidered with the same artistry with which she painted. This useful tote bag is inspired in the cross-stitch print in which Sarah Affonso has embroidered a decorative pillow, one of the several she made and are kept in the small, magical Bicesse estate, where the Almada Negreiros family spent their holidays.

Size: aprox. 36 x 41cm, handle 29 cm.