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  • Jose Borges Woodblock: Padre Cicero
    Padre Cicero, depicted on the excellent woodblock, is a popular Brazilian folk saint associated with his intervention on behalf of the poor. His home town, Juazeiro do Norte, is the site of an annual pilgrimage,with believers coming from all over the poor northeast of Brazil to pay homage to their patron and ask for favors.
    605,960
    Price On Request
  • Jose Borges Woodblock: An Ancient Profession
    622,960
    Price On Request
  • J. Borges Woodblock: Jaguar and Snake
    572,960
    Price On Request
  • Jose Borges, Woodblock: The Cowherd
    1440,925
    Price On Request
  • Woodblock: Bumba-meu-boi
    1440,782
    Price On Request
  • Woodblock: Midnight at the Cabaret
    1440,843
    Price On Request
  • The Man who Dreamt of Being King
    577,960
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  • Jose Borges Woodblock: Love and Jealousy
    1440,925
    Price On Request
  • Arrival of the Stork
    1401,960
    Price On Request
  • Sertao legend
    693,960
    Price On Request
  • The Arrival of the Prostitute in Heaven
    694,960
    Price On Request
  • The Woman and the Serpent
    687,960
    Price On Request
  • Guitar Players
    841,960
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  • Jaguar and Snake
    692,960
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  • The Goatherd
    684,960
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  • The Jaguar Hunter
    635,960
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  • Jose Borges, The Monster of the Sertão
    This woodblock print by Jose Francisco Borges depicts the sun as a monster, referring to the fact that in the northeastern rural Brazil (the Sertão) the sun is often viewed as the cause of frequent drought and a killer of crops, forcing people of their land to seek better futures in the cities.
    676,960
    Price On Request
  • Game of Chance/Animals Game
    925,960
    Price On Request
  • Jose Borges, Slaves Working the Sugar Cane
    This woodblock/cordel print by master Jose Francisco Borges depicts a scene that for long has been typical of this region, the Northeast of Brazil, where J. Borges lives and works. It is the center of Brazil's sugar cane cultivation which is closely tied to both centuries of slave trade and the exploitation of soil and land.
    1342,960
    Price On Request
  • White Bird of the Sertão
    736,523
    Price On Request
  • Deforestation is a Crime
    1374,960
    Price On Request
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Brazilian Cordel Art: José Francisco Borges


José Francisco Borges (J. Borges) of Bezerros, Pernambuco, is the most famous of Brazil's cordel artists. 

For more, please read our blog post 
José Francisco Borges - Literatura de Cordel

 

More works than shown here may be available. 

More information and pricing: be.echols@gmail.com

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