||A calm, tree lined street, full of flowers. On the door, a sign says: Florada do Tagy Atelier. The small house is very charming. On the shelves, dozens of sculptures portray native Indians.
Indiana Marques (pictured on the opposite page), the ceramist, is busy with many ongoing orders. There are busts, heads and life-size pieces to be made. “I started making Terena Indians because they would always walk by, selling guavira, a tasty local fruit. They are corageous people, I started making sculptures of them and have done so ever since.” Further away, in Sete Quedas (MS), her sister Araci Marques also fell in love with the local tribes. Her busts of Kadiwéu and Guarani Indians are of impressive realism, very colourful and rich in detail. Her pieces reveal precise observation not only of anatomy, but of the art and customs of the Kadiwéu people.