summer 2020
One meter by meter and a half of 100% cotton fabric with a rustic finish serves as a blank canvas to start creating the Verbena Madrid masks.
Like an abstract map, on the beige fabric, the lines of the embroiderers are drawn. His experience and creativity materialize, through heterogeneous embroideries, different constellations of memories and experiences of the time lived this 2020: SCARS .
The result of this artisanal work is a darned tapestry in four colors and with different motifs that, like scars, create a unique story in each drawing. Because, like the marks on our body, they speak without words of lived moments. They are all signs that serve as a reminder of what we were and that allow us to keep what we are alive from them.
A philosophy similar to that of Kintsugi art, where they believe that when something has suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful. Because despite the harshness of the situation we must reconcile ourselves with the moments lived, understanding that each one of them constitutes a mark on the path traveled. An individual apprenticeship to begin to love what has been suffered.
Sixty unique masks will come out of each panel with two different finishes: straight and peaked. Both unisex models. The drawing of each one will be a surprise until you receive it. Because with each one goes a piece of that incredible and unrepeatable mural.
With your order you will receive an image of the complete embroidery so that you can locate the piece that has been used to create your mask.
Photographs: Immaculate Marshal
Models: Sergio López de Uralde and Beatriz Cuadrado