|"The work by Cristina Ribeiro transcends the
traditional patchwork made in Brazil and in other countries.
The pieces of material which compose the magic surface of her artistic creation
come from different areas: some from nearby regions and others from very far away.
Its origins are mainly from the sertão of the northeast region of Brazil, but
also influenced by the craft from Afghanistan and India, Turkey and China. They
have an atavistic and ancestral strength because they derive from the people and
harmonize in a new approach, a new region reading, which despite being apparently
poor is very rich and universal. Cristina devises constructive spaces and, like a
painter, she executes her daily mosaic. Most important and in a most selfless way,
she teaches her team how to be inventive and to be proud of their creations. She
shares her space, both physical and cultural , considering the whole of Traça
Artesanato, to which she modestly consigns the signature of her creation."
Tereza Costa Rego
Director of the Museum of the State of Pernambuco
Cristina and her team