Bragansas

  • Linear Location

    Braganza & De Laune Streets, London, England, UK (near Kennington Tube Station)

Gallery

Overview

Bragansas, colloquially but somewhat inaccurately thought of as the Tombshadows of the Shaarara Tlar, are actually a phenomenon recognized by many cultures. And, like other gwomes in Aoselke, they were excellent makers of texture flags.

Access

Plaque is very close to the Kennington Tube station, at the corner of Braganza and De Laune Street (on the De Laune side).

De Laune is parallel to Kennington Park Road in South Bank

Public Dedication

Though plaque was installed on March 15, 2007, the first public presentation was on the Kymaerican Bus Tour in linear London, 03/17/07

This was Kcymaerxthaere installation #026 and the first in the linear UK.

Text of the Marker

The part of the story installed here:

Bragansas

This two-dimensional form is a bragansa, a Cognate word which can be crudely translated as “spirit door” or “tombshadow,” but really meant something a bit more playful and mischievous. The Sharaara Tlar, the people of this area, which was an island before it was a river’s side, believed that you shared your home with the spirits of the children you didn’t have by the person you didn’t marry. In fact, in some sects, you did not exist, but they did.

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