The main features of this very
old art is the embossing, perforating and cutting to produce lace
like cards. Here in Brazil we are specialized in lace and we call
this craft CARTÕES RENDADOS - Lace cards.
This beautiful craft is not just confined to Brazil; other Latin
American countries that came under Spanish rule also have their
own form of this craft. The style and techniques vary from country
to country, but the basics of embossing, perforating and cutting
remain the same.
Brazil was introduced to this craft by religious missionaries
and in the middle of the 1970's Brazilian magazines and TV shows
started giving more space to this craft and everyone here had
access to it. So, Parchment Craft stopped being a craft that was
only taught in the traditional Church schools. Now this wonderful
art form is being known around the whole world.
Interested on some Brazilian designs? Take a look on my own line
of Pattern Packs. Don't forget to visit the cards Gallery.
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