Photo: Educativo MCB
O talisman – our next object of investigation in the workshop “Which Object is This?” – is an item that is characterized as a symbol created since ancient times in different cultures with the aim of expressing what is found in the creative sphere of the human unconscious and in the environment in which the individual develops.
This artifact can be a mere instrument of protection, peace, beneficial energies, thus acting as an amulet made with natural raw material or with a mixture of this resource with artificial elements.
The trajectory of humanity is being rescued precisely through these cultural and symbolic remnants that crossed the millennia and today contribute to the understanding of a long process of cultural transformation. For the ancient Egyptians, talismans and other symbolic artifacts translated and expressed their history, rituals and the entire culture of this civilization.
Talismans are usually made with golden colored metallic elements and are usually worn glued to the body, located – particularly – close to the heart. For health problems, objects placed in the vicinity of the solar plexus and heart are recommended.
Bring your talismans and amulets and come draw with us in our next workshop. The activity takes place on Saturday, November 20, from 10am. We wait for you!
What object is that? – Amulets and Talismans | Online drawing workshop
November 20th, Saturday
Opening hours: from 10am to 12pm
Registration by clicking here
Free activity for the whole family
The Museu da Casa Brasileira, an institution of the Secretariat of Culture and Creative Economy of the State of São Paulo, is dedicated to the preservation and diffusion of the material culture of the Brazilian house, being the only museum in the country specialized in architecture and design. The MCB’s program includes temporary and long-term exhibitions, with an agenda that also includes educational service activities, debates, lectures and publications contextualizing the museum’s vocation for the formation of critical thinking on topics such as architecture, urbanism, housing, economics creativity, urban mobility and sustainability. Among its numerous initiatives, the Design MCB Award stands out, the main segment award in the country held since 1986; and the Casas do Brasil project, to rescue and preserve memory about the rich diversity of living in the country.
Museu da Casa Brasileira_ Av. Faria Lima, 2705
Phone: (11) 3032-3727
Tue. to sun. from 10am to 6pm