Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Madeira Island Embroidery on this Brazilian Discovery Day

Today in Brazil we celebrate Discovery Day, the day Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil in 1500 using a fleet of Portuguese ships just like this one in the embroidery below. A couple days ago I took a guest visitor to the local museums, and we thoroughly enjoyed looking at the small room where these Madeira Island embroideries were displayed! I happen to have a little girl's dress that I found once, quite accidentally, which my dear Mother restored by hand, that has some of the same butterflies like the ones below! Also look at the little Portuguese ships that I learned to draw as a child, these graceful ocean travelers captivated me at the museum the other day.

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