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São Brás das Lãs – Saint Blaise

August 6, 2016

Foi no “Hand Woolcombing and Spinning” do Peter Teal que fiquei a saber a história do santo das lãs e dos pentes. Depois de trabalhar com os pentes de lã dá logo para perceber que têm muito potencial destructivo (sobretudo quando me descuido e os pentes me vão parar ao braço …). Agora, o martírio pelos pentes é que ainda não me tinha ocurrido. Entretanto o tal São Brás (Saint Blaise em Inglês) ficou patrono das lãs e é representado frequentemente com pentes – que muitas vezes mais parecem cardas ou até ancinhos.

I first learned about Saint Blaise in Peter reading Peter Teal’s “Hand Woolcombing and Spinning”. The truth is, though, that, after working with my combs for some months, I was well aware of their destructive potential (especially when I make a false move and the teeth brush my arm….). But really, martyrdom inflicted by wool combs was not exactly something I had imagined. Saint Blaise became saint patron of wool working and is frequently represented with wool combs – that often look more like cards or even a rake.

 

 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Catia Mendes permalink
    August 8, 2016 9:33 am

    Fascinante. Adoro perceber a iconografia associada aos santos, e esta eu desconhecia.

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