Illustrations for the sufi story The Magic Horse – Idries Shah. At the bottom, animation for the presentation of the colective As Rutes, with Cristiana Ceschi, at the storytelling event “Boca do Céu”, Sao Paulo, 2012.
The Magic Horse is the story of two brothers, one skilled in the practical arts, and the other, Prince Tambal, considered by most people to be only a dreamer. Their father, the King, announces a competition to produce "interesting and useful devices" - the entry produced by a woodcarver appears to be only a simple wooden horse - apparently of little value. But, when Prince Tambal looks more closely, he discovers that the horse is able to magically transport its rider to whatever place is in the rider's mind. In this way, Prince Tambal comes to learn a great many things, and eventually comes to know "his heart's desire."