During the Lantz carnival (Navarra province), locals dress with animal skins and colored clothes. They are called ‘Txatxo’. In the region of Iparralde, the Joaldunak men appear in almost every carnival. They wear sheep skins on their shoulders and waist, a conical hat and carry cattle bells in their back. They represent ancient Basque spirits awakening nature with the sound of their bells at the end of winter. This object is both a picture and a carpet, referring to Txatxo and Joaldunak at the same time.
Carpet objet d'art
Laser engraved bull-calf (from Carriat tannery)
L100 x P140 cm
limited edition of 8 + 1 prototype
Joan Tarragó Pampalona
Stéphanie Lieb, Sébastien Turon
Joaldunak project (Artzain collection)