- Decorative piece
- Material: earthenware
- Dimensions: H35mm L185mm W35mm
- Colour: multicoloured
- Sardine design
The sardine collection by Bordallo Pinheiro results from a collaboration between the earthenware factory of Caldas da Rainha, EGEAC (Lisbon’s Cultural and Animation municipal entity) and Lisbon’s City Council. The original Bordallo Pinheiro sardine, designed in the XIX century, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work from EGEAC. Designed by Chakall. This sardine evokes a 3000-year-old ritual, celebrated today in various Central American countries. This celebration honours the memory of the locals’ ancestors. Colourfully adorned skulls are its most expressive symbol. They represent death and rebirth. The turban emphasises the relationship between cultures, and is a direct reference to Chakall.