cotinga means a tropical bird in bright colours
Cotinga is an antique nursing chair from the second part of the 19thcentury (1850-1900) also known as a ‘chauffeuse’ or so-called ‘nursing chair’. The front has been upholstered with a new fabric Opera from the French brand Pierre Frey, a deep green velvet. On the back of the chair we see a hand-embroidered fabric from South America with bright colored tropical birds. By working jointly on textiles the culture of a village or community is strengthened. Grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters dicuss a variety of things while working on these textiles. Not only techniques and style but also behaviour, habits of marriage even the herbs that should be used for a healing matter are discussed.