/peneira/ [portuguese]

Basket tray [eng]. 

Traditional pestle and mortar made out of wood. Used mainly by women to crush grains or herbs for cooking and also used in the process of preparing medicinal herbs.
Traitional healers use it to make traditional incense. In my practice I use txurji to make incense, then grinding the roots and herbs for medicinal use and for textile dyes.  

Txurji pounding.


Wacy Zacarias.

Designer, activist and healer at Karingana Textiles and Woogui.

Maputo, Mozambique.

Wacy Zacarias has lived and studied in Berlin, London, New York and Johannesburg and is currently based in Mozambique. In 2010 Wacy was awarded the Best Young Designer award during Mozambique Fashion Week after founding her brand Woogui. Following this, Wacy established a partnership with designer Djamila de Sousa and together launched a surface and textiles brand Karingana Wa Karingana. Wacy is part of an international female collective, African Textile Innovation Lab and co-founder of a cooperative of designers (CRIAMOZ), with the aim to improve access to market, product development and supply chain development in the creative industry in Mozambique.

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