# 0026


Material, Individual Thing, Rare, Purchased, Craft Workshop, Polymers, Years

Socio-cultural Data

Historical Uses

Used for a variation of basketry to harvest and transport food and non-food products, besides carpets, shades and hats. The use can be traced back to Islamic presence in the Algarve. The oldest written documents date back to 1577 (Corografia do Reino do Algarve, Frei João de São Jose)

Historical Impact

Economically relevant production of utilities for the Algarve Region.

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Present Uses

Mainly bags and carpets, sometimes lampshades or wall decorations.

Present Impact

cultural - economic

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Experimental, near future uses

Experimentations of natural dying techniques to substitute the traditional method

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Other Fascinating Facts

Spontaneously growing plant

Technical Data

Class of Material


Processing methods · Image / Video / Audio (.jpg, .png, .mp4, .mp3 up to 30MB)

Author(s) of process or recipe

Valentina Correira da Silva, The Home Project

Bio-temporal-geographical Data

Residence time (How long does the matter/material/artefact stay in an unaltered state in the location/context/system before it decay?)


How does the item affect the environment in which it exists?

Nourish it

Ontological-cosmological Data

Connection with the land

How would you like to be with this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

Use it daily

What can humans give back to this artefact/material/living thing/matter?