I can picture Saraiva from its first corners. Simple and devoid of ornamentation except for the bare essentials typical of the XIX century. I pulled two more centuries from my imagination and transformed the simplicity of grays into the sensitivity of color.
I remember unchanged stories of Saraiva full of flowers, with warm little eggs of generous chickens, of deep greens and infinite blues. I hear past images of childish cries of delight echoing on the rocks of the paths, of working grandfathers waking up at dawn and returning at sunset to crowded family tables, eager for their generous grandmothers’ meals.
Saraiva stretches through walls and rooms in time and the children's footsteps turn into happy encounters. We still like to shout on the terraces and summon us to lunch, to toast, and rejoice and enjoy the eternal greenish blue of the romantic sunsets.
I wanted the landscape colors of my Saraiva to live indoors like fearless residents, surrounded by their inner light... and then I scattered original pieces of artists to look at and to be accompanied by.
I want to reveal Saraiva’s art as a great creator of beauty in the shapes, embroideries, sculptures and paintings coexisting with the landscape’s bright hues. I want to show the beauty of beautiful things to be hung forever in a corner of the soul and mind of your memories of Saraiva and of Madeira.
We want you to feel the perfection of sharing beauty.
I am starting a small collection on Saraiva with admired Madeiran, Portuguese and foreign artists ... All pieces with an art history to be told in the eyes of the beholders by their creators.
Saraiva is the essence of love for what you do. My pride and my passion.
Artwork on ground floor
Embroideries from Madeira
The Madeira art of embroidery has existed since the 15th century when the first settlers arrived on the island. The learning process of this craft has been passed down from generation to generation. However, this art was only recognized, marketed and exported by the end of the 19th century. There is a history that surpasses more than 150 years of passion and skills in the Madeiran Embroidery.
Embroidery is part of the culture and history of Madeira. Such as with the regional wine it is one of its identifying features. The exquisite presence of such art surpasses the natural barriers of the archipelago and goes on to cover a rich bed or table. A long time ago these pieces were crafted by humble hands but almost always destined for a noble home. Embroideries were held as invaluable work. They remained for family enjoyment, a bride’s trousseau, a gift or to be bequeathed upon death. For a very long time, embroidery was deemed a product not to be sold, rarely leaving the family circle.
A hundred years ago there were about 50,000 embroiderers of all ages in Madeira but new generations are not so interested to learn this particular activity anymore. However, we can still find the women of embroidery scattered throughout the island repeating the stitches with great dedication and passion. They spend long hours covering the blue lines stamped on cotton, linen or organza creating pieces of the highest quality and beauty.
Unfortunately, it is a craft that the newer generations do not want to continue, and therefore embroidery is at risk of disappearing in the near future.
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