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Saturday Memory from Brazil …. and a wish

July 7, 2014

Today I begin to count down the days before I return to Brazil for my annual visit and remind myself of the joys of previous holidays …. 19 days!

AITCH : Away in the creative hub

During the final week of our stay in Rio, we visited the National Museum of Folklore and Popular Culture.  Of course I was at a loss without the language but I was able to look and imagine for a while and  consider research more fully later.  

Meanwhile I will share this visual delight; dating back to the end of the 19th century the museum presents 1400 objects organised in five themes;-  life, crafts, religion, feasts and arts.  The exhibition tells the history of the Brazilian Man in a warm, colourful and dynamic way;it is  pure entertainment!

No one could not fail to be excited by the costumes of the carnival and the puppets; but I was drawn by something else; a little more discreet but for me no less exciting.

A display of works by the engraver and cordelista José Francisco Borges  (1935-) better known as J. Borges.  As…

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