Clay House
  • Clay House

    Location: Canudos • Bahia • Brazil

     

    Year: 2019

     

    Description: A house made of dried clay and wood. This kind of construction was very common in the early years following European settlement in Brazil and is still common in the Brazilian grasslands and deserts, where historically people have been very poor and unable to afford building with stronger and sturdier materials. This one was built in 1920 and recently abandoned. It's now forbidden to build houses like this because they may shelter mosquitos who transmit diseases, but many people still live in them in more isolated regions. This one I visited in Canudos, a place of huge historical significance to Brazil. This region was the stage of a historical rebellion of the people against the corrupt government – which, in turn, killed almost all the rebels. Because of this, Canudos is a place of huge historical significance to Brazil, and its history is studied across the country in all schools – alas, the place still lives in utter poverty, which is perpetuated by the government's corruption and domination strategies.

     

    •••

     

    Product: Unframed print.

     

    • returns • refunds • exchanges

      I'm an independent artist ahead of a small business. At this point, we cannot accomodate returns, refunds or exchanges of our products. If you have any issues, please contact me directly on leo@thekiwi.world and I'll do my best to work it out with you and keep ensuring the best possible customer experience. Thank you.

    R$ 25,00Preço