BRAZILIAN NATIONAL TREASURE

CHITA

CHITA

Chita (pronounce it shee-ta) is a simple cotton fabric with floral prints in bold colors. The material became iconic and pretty much a Brazilian national treasure.

Chita fabric is made with a mixture of primary and secondary colors. The prints serve not only to beautify the simple fabric but also to hide its irregularities and imperfections.

The fabric has origins in India and was brought to Brazil during the European colonization. Chita production began in Brazil in the early XIX Century and underwent many improvements through the years before the modern day chita fabric came into widespread and regular use. The history of the fabric shows its wide use by our popular culture and its strong value for decorating projects and fashion as an aesthetic reference

DNA ANGEL
DNA ANGEL

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 39 x 31 in | 2006 © Luz Castañeda

MIKAEL ANGEL
MIKAEL ANGEL

Acrylic and fabric collage on canvas 47 x 35 in | 2007 © Luz Castañeda

HUMAN ANGEL
HUMAN ANGEL

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 47 x 39 in | 2006 © Luz Castañeda

ABUNDANCE ANGEL
ABUNDANCE ANGEL

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 47 x 35 in | 2006 © Luz Castañeda

LIGHT ANGEL
LIGHT ANGEL

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 47 x 31 in | 2005 © Luz Castañeda

WIGNED GOODESS
WIGNED GOODESS

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31x 47 in | 2005 © Luz Castañeda

PATCHWORK
PATCHWORK

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31,5 x 47 in | 2005 © Luz Castañeda

PATCHWORK SPRING
PATCHWORK SPRING

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31,5 x 94,4 in | 2007 © Luz Castañeda

FISH OF FLOWER
FISH OF FLOWER

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31,5 x 47 in | 2005 © Luz Castañeda

METATRON BUDA
METATRON BUDA

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 47 x 31,5 in | 2006 © Luz Castañeda

DIVINE HOLY SPIRIT
DIVINE HOLY SPIRIT

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 39,5 x 31,5 in | 2007 © Luz Castañeda

ELEPHANT
ELEPHANT

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31,5 x 47 in | 2005 © Luz Castañeda

KETTLE
KETTLE

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 23,5 x 27 in | 2006 © Luz Castañeda

THE FLOWER OF CHITA
THE FLOWER OF CHITA

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31,5 x 47 in | 2005 © Luz Castañeda

SAN FRANCISCO MOVING THE ENERGY
SAN FRANCISCO MOVING THE ENERGY

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 47 x 31,5 in | 2007 © Luz Castañeda

SAN FRANCISCO WITH PIGEON
SAN FRANCISCO WITH PIGEON

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 47 x 31,5 in | 2007 © Luz Castañeda

TEA-POT
TEA-POT

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 23,5 x 19,5 in | 2005 © Luz Castañeda

WHITE SNAKE
WHITE SNAKE

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 47 x 19,5 in | 2005 © Luz Castañeda

RED SNAKE
RED SNAKE

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 47 x19,5 in | 2008© Luz Castañeda

BROMILID 2
BROMILID 2

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31,5 x 23,5 in | 2006 © Luz Castañeda

BROMILID 1
BROMILID 1

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31,5 x 23,5 in | 2006 © Luz Castañeda

BROMILID 3
BROMILID 3

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31,5 x 23,5 in | 2006 © Luz Castañeda

FACTORY OF ANGELS
FACTORY OF ANGELS

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 31,5 x 47 in | 2010 © Luz Castañeda

EVERYDAY ANGEL
EVERYDAY ANGEL

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas47x 31 in | 2008 © Luz Castañeda

THE SOUL OF ELEPHANT
THE SOUL OF ELEPHANT

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 23,5 x 27 in | 2006 © Luz Castañeda

BRAZILIAN FLAG 1
BRAZILIAN FLAG 1

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 39,5 x 47 in | 2006 © Luz Castañeda

BRAZILIAN FLAG 2
BRAZILIAN FLAG 2

Acylic and fabric collage on canvas 23,5 x 31,5 in | 2007 © Luz Castañeda