"These embroideries were part of my graduation project. They are illustrations for the tale of Saint Quitéria, from Felgueiras, and an interpretation of a traditional craft from the same place: Terra de Sousa embroidery. According to the tale, Quitéria was beheaded by her fiancé in Monte das Maravilhas (Mount of Wonders), where her sanctuary is now. The miracle happened when, after having her head cut off, the saint picked it up from the floor and carried it in her arms, walking to the grave on her own two feet." Joana Estrela
Joana Estrela is a freelance illustrator based in Portugal.