A Devil’s Weaving

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Art by StarTwo

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Stick to your principles, just in case a weaving devil looks your way.

For the notion of Heaven there’s an inherent reverse that there is a Hell and to go with it, a Devil with a web of temptation, enticing people to ultimately choose to be mischievous in their sometimes volatile free will. As a cautionary tale there are many expressions in Portuguese that allude to this evil character, even if this popular wisdom has gotten far from the religious weight it implies.

One of such sayings in Portuguese is “Não vá o Diabo tecê-las.”, which translates to “In case the Devil weaves” in the way that a spider weaves its web, catching any unfortunate (or mischievous) fly in its trap.

A good usage of this saying would be to include it as “Just in case” or “To be on the safe side”.

From all the interpretations we could take from this saying, of course a busy devil (not “the Devil”, just “a devil”) a tailoring hobby, an aficionado easily lost in the throws of the latest fashion of the era, weaving on a small loom completely won as a concept for this expression. But we hope it still leads to thinking that it’s always better to take precautions when it’s so easy to fall into a fancy and sumptuous trap of shortcomings.

Check out the link below to see the lineart version and more about the elements we chose for this one and what their symbols are!

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8 thoughts on “A Devil’s Weaving

    • We really enjoyed playing with notions and all kinds of visual twists were coming to mind: web of lies, life threads, etc… But overdoing it would also muddle the result so we kept it under control. We’re happy to know hat you liked it!

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