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Vegetable fibres. Plants help us living

Duration: from June 26th to March 31st, 2009.

Plant fibres play a role in our cultural development and our economic progress. In this exhibition we invite you to reflect on the uses of these fibres in the Mediterranean basin, according to the plants that provide them, and the uses that we make of them. Braids are used to make ropes that join objects separated in space, fibres are interwoven to form a surface cover, or they can be interwoven with harder stems to make baskets. We also use bleached palms as adornments for major celebrations…

The exhibition aims to pay tribute, once more, to the work and skill of craftsmen and women and their imagination to invent tools to dominate the fibres and the professionals that have allowed countless solutions to be developed based on basic plant fragments.

More information: press dossier