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Angolan Basket Weaving Meets Traditional Ceramics
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Designer Eneida Tavares takes a look at two handmade techniques and seamlessly blends them to create a series of one-of-a-kind vases and containers, aptly called Caruma, which is Portuguese for pine needles.

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The pieces are made from hand-picked pine needles from the forests of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal that are woven using an Angolan basket weaving technique. The needles are woven directly onto the traditional earthenware ceramic forms to become examples of an “intercultural dialogue” between two construction methods.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.