Faculty of Design
Carlota and Firmina
"Carlota and Firmina” depicts two enslaved women who assisted in what would become known as the 1843 slave rebellion at the Triumvirato sugar mill. They helped devise the plot and spread information through talking drum. Firmina was caught and captured, and Carlota is said to have viciously entered battle, wielding the same machete she used to cut sugar cane to free Firmina.