Blogue de notícias, atualidades e curiosidades acerca da cidade de Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Blogue de notícias, atualidades e curiosidades acerca da cidade de Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Portuguese traditional red embroidery - Lenço dos namorados.

Portuguese traditional red embroidery - Lenço dos namorados.

Portuguese embroidery traditional design.

Look at the colors and the wonderful motifs. This is a perfect example of why I love traditional Portuguese embroidery.

Traditional Portuguese courtship handkerchief. The rime reads (roughly, as it is written in corrupted Portuguese): "My love has left me, / I thought I would die, / but then another one came, / and I live in happiness"

The rime reads (roughly, as it is written in corrupted Portuguese): "My love has left me, / I thought I would die, / but then another one came, / and I live in happiness"

Embroidered Handkerchiefs of Love; a Romantic Portuguese Tradition

H is for Handkerchiefs of Love; a Romantic Portuguese Tradition

The pretty embroidered handkerchiefs that most Portuguese souvenir shops supply are part of a romantic Portuguese courtship ritual.

Portuguese traditional courtship handkerchiefs often have a poem written in them, in a "popular" variety of Portuguese, ridden with grammatical errors. This one roughly reads: "Heart for heart, / Love don't trade mine away, / As it was always loyal to yours" (the errors are not translated).

Portuguese traditional courtship handkerchiefs often have a poem written in them, in a "popular" variety of Portuguese, ridden with grammatical errors. This one roughly reads: "Heart for heart, / Love don't trade mine away, / As it was always loyal to yours" (the errors are not translated).

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