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J. Borges

Original woodcut prints in Brazil

NY Times writer Ariano Suassuna considered him the best popular xylographer in the Northeast. J. Borges was declared a Living Heritage by the State of Pernambuco.

"I was born in the countryside in Pernambuco, on December 20, 1935. My father was a farmer and I helped him farm the land from the age of eight. It was not until the age of twelve that I attended... read more

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"J. Borges Is aTreasure."

He tells a charming story in color and details. My order from Novica arrived before I expected it -- it was delivered so quickly. Excellent packaging.

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  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: birthday


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The colors are wonderful. My daughter will love an original Mexican piece of art on her wall.

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"Fish Hawk"

I sent this to my brother and his wife as a thank you gift .. they love it !

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"A lovely BlueBird"

Such a beautiful art! I follow JBorges for a while and the xilogravura techniques always fascinated me!! Very care package and great service

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"LOVE this beautiful woodblock!"

I bought this for my husband for Valentines Day. We love birds and we love art. This is beautiful! I cant wait to frame it and put it on our wall. We enjoyed reading about the artist as well! Sending thoughts of peace and good will!

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"Beautiful example of a unique art form"

This is an exceptional example of an art form that could be threatened by contemporary forms of communications: woodcut illustrations of stories from Brazil?s Northeast, hung from strings and sold in markets. This master artist has created a wonderful evocative and humorous scene with deep cultural resonance.

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