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Carranca!
Sao Paulo
Frown is a sculpture with human or animal form, produced from wood and used the principle in the bow of vessels navigating the river São Francisco. It spread in Brazil as a popular art form, being sold at fairs and craft stores. No one knows for sure if its origin is Native American or black, or whether they were simply ornaments or amulets. The artisans who produce frowns are called carranqueiros. Carranca é uma escultura com forma humana ou animal, produzida em madeira e utilizada a princípio na proa das embarcações que navegam pelo rio São Francisco. Espalhou-se no Brasil como uma forma de arte popular, sendo vendida em feiras e lojas de produtos artesanais. Não se sabe ao certo se sua origem é negra ou ameríndia, ou se seriam amuletos ou simplesmente ornamentos. Os artesãos que produzem carrancas são chamados de carranqueiros.
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