Bilha de Nisa. Traditional clay pottery with embedded stones drawings from Nisa, Alentejo, Portugal.

Traditional clay pottery with embedded stones drawings from Nisa, Alentejo, Portugal.

Alentejo´s handicrafts : furniture with amazing colors #Marvao #Alentejo #Portugal

Cadeira Alentejana (Alentejo´s handicrafts : furniture with amazing colors)

I had one of this when I was a child. It's a traditional wool coat from Alentejo, south of Portugal, and looks great.

traditional wool coat from Alentejo, south of Portugal, and looks great.

Nisa, a small town nestled in Portugal’s interior, had a unique expression in Portuguese culture, where traditionally, girls from the age of six, would make embroideries working for years to create a bridal trousseau, which would then be sold on the eve of their wedding. With the money made from the sale, the bride would purchase, through her own means, a house for the newlywed couple. Feeling Stitchy.

Nisa, a small town nestled in Portugal’s interior, had a unique expression in…

Arraiolos tapestry

Rugs made in the Arraiolos region in Alentejo, Portugal - love the one we bought there in 2001 and still graces our upstairs hall

Nisa - Embroidery :  Widely praised for its extraordinary beauty and the unique traits of its multiple expressions, made visible by feminine hands of great mastery, Nisa’s embroidery became part of popular culture as one of the most genuine identity traits of the Nisa’s people.   #Marvao #Alentejo #Portugal

Nisa - Embroidery : Widely praised for its extraordinary beauty and the unique traits of its multiple expressions, made visible by feminine hands of great mastery, Nisa’s embroidery became part of popular culture as one of the most genuine identity traits of the Nisa’s people. #Marvao #Alentejo #Portugal

Desfolhada by Mestre Alfredo Roque Gameiro (1864 - 1935).

Desfolhada by Mestre Alfredo Roque Gameiro -

PAULITEIRO - com seu "CAPOTE de BUREL" - 100% Lã - 100%Português. O Burel é um tecido artesanal português, de origem serrana, feito totalmente de lã de ovelha. Depois de várias transformações fica um tecido muito resistente e versátil (capotes, coletes, chapéus, pantufas, etc.) para os dias de chuva, neve e frio na montanha.

feeling stitchy: Picado - Appliqué embroidery from the Northeast of Portugal

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