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The Blue Step embroidery workshop finishes the Jesus Nazareno Banner that will parade in the popular "Procession of the Mortars" (01/08/2019)

The fascination for the quality of blue embroidery has made the members of the Brotherhood of Jesus Nazarene of the Pobra do Caramiñal commission the embroidery workshop with a new banner for their procession.

The cloister of the Blue Museum of Holy Week has welcomed this morning the presentation of the Jesús Nazareno Banner, a commission that last winter received the embroidery workshop of the Brotherhood of Labradors, Paso Azul from the Pobra do Caramiñal, municipality belonging to the province Galician from La Coruña.

José María Miñarro, president of the Paso Azul, explained that "it is a request that came after the visit of the members of the Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno, due to the fascination for the quality of blue embroidery, and made the members will entrust to our Brotherhood the design and execution of a banner, dedicated to this religious image belonging to the parish of Santiago do Deán and of which they are very devout. "

A purple velvet banner, like the tunic that the Christ wears, with a gold border with plant motifs that represent a cross, the JHS anagram, and the Face of Christ also framed in gold.

The artistic director of the Brotherhood, Miguel García Peñarrubia, detailed that "previously they had a painted banner that has been present during the embroidery of the new one with the aim of having an idea when carrying out the design and, finally, it was decided that the main motive was the face of Jesus Nazareno embroidered in nuanced silk, typical stitch of the Lorca embroidery. "

In the creation of this banner, of more restrained dimensions to those that usually appear in the biblical-passionate parades of Lorca, three embroiderers belonging to the embroidery workshop of the Blue Step have participated, which has worked around 1,500 hours.

The Nazarene, which parades in the procession held every third Sunday of September in this town, is accompanied by a multitude of empty coffins that precede devotees who have dodged death thanks to their intervention.

And it is the legend that the ruler of A Pobra do Deán, back in the fifteenth century, sentenced four robbers to death and on the eve of the procession fell seriously ill.

After recovering his health, he appeared in the parade wearing his shroud and ordered the damned to carry his coffin and once the procession was finished, and as gratitude to the Nazarene, the ruler pardoned them.

The one known as "Festa das Mortallas" was declared of Galician Tourist Interest in the year 2000 and, every year, they leave an impressive image both for believers and for skeptics in which, although death is very present, the triumph of the lifetime.

The president of the Brotherhood of Labradors, José María Miñarro, attended the presentation of the Jesus Nazareno Banner;

the president of the Paso Azul Foundation, María Sagrario;

the Mayor of Lorca, Diego José Mateos, and the councilors of Culture and Easter of the City of Lorca, María Ángeles Mazuecos and José Luis Ruíz Guillén.

Source: Paso Azul Lorca

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