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Francisco Carrera Iglesias

Francisco Carrera Iglesias Embroiderer
Contact
Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 954223282
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Embroidering faith and fashion

  • • Francisco is a proud citizen of his hometown, Seville
  • • He is always in pursuit of excellence
  • • For him, "my work is my life"

Francisco grew up in the humble neighborhood of Cerro del Aguila, Seville. A devout Catholic, during a service he realised the Virgin never changed her clothes, and this is when he decided he would embroider some for her. Since those days Paquili, as everyone calls him, has become a beacon in the art of embroidery, both for religious and secular communities. The religious side of his work mainly focuses on respecting tradition and faith, creating trousseaux for the brotherhood processions in Seville, Andalucía and the rest of Spain. His non-religious work has included collaborations with institutions, bullfighters and several fashion houses throughout the years.

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Works

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Photo: © Taller Paquili
Toca de sobre manto (veil)

This is a type of veil used during religious events, such as the Holy Week processions in Spain. Francisco created it for a statue of the Virgin Mary belonging to the La Cena de Huelva Brotherhood. The veil was embroidered by hand with gold thread, and rhinestones, to provide detail.

Photo: © Taller Paquili
Tunic for the Hermandad del Baratillo Brotherhood

Francisco embroidered this tunic using gold and silver threads and working to a design of his own. The tunic is used to adorn statues of the Virgin Mary during religious events, such as the Holy Week processions in Spain.

Photo: © Taller Paquili
Saya esperanza macarena

This gold thread-embroidered gown was created to adorn the sculpture of the Virgin Mary in the Basilica of Macarena in Seville. Taking a late 17th-century dalmatic (wide-sleeved tunic worn by high-ranking royals and clergy) as the basis for his own design, Francisco used gold thread for the embroidery work and finished the garment with sequins.

Photo: © Taller Paquili
Manto de los afligidos

This gold thread-embroidered veil was created to adorn the sculpture of the Virgin Mary in the church of the Hermandad de los Afligidos in the village of Santa Marí. Francisco used ancient gold-thread embroidery techniques and his own designs to decorate the veil.

Find Francisco Carrera Iglesias in the itinerary

Seville: the Andalusian selection of two art collectors
7 locations
In the centre of Seville, Ana Maria Abascal and Patricia Medina offer their recommendations to discover seven craftspeople and a museum. From embroidering to saddle making and ceramics, various crafts are yours to discover.
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