Craft workshop dedicated to the architectural heritage where wood is worked
Janelas do Alentejo is a handicraft workshop dedicated to the architectural heritage, where wood is worked. Here one builds windows, facades, chimneys
furniture and miniature cribs, respecting the construction processes and traditional materials.
The craftsman is Carlos Figueira, from São Miguel de Machede, a village in the municipality of Évora, in Alentejo. He was born in 1948 and has a degree in Visual and Technological Arts. He started working in the area of handicraft in 1993, still as a teacher and now, retired, he dedicates himself full time to handicraft.
The materials used in the pieces are: wood, acrylic paints, zinc wire, glass and fabrics.
The techniques used are the traditional ones with the use of hand tools and all the all the works are executed manually.
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