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17th Century Portuguese Tiles – Diamond Tip Umbrella
In this umbrella we find a famous tile pattern from 17th century. Widely used at time and still today, the designation “diamond tip” has to do with the three-dimensional effect that the design provides
This umbrella is ideal to bring in your handlebag as it mesures 24cm. The canopy has a diameter os 102cm.
The Diamond Tip Tile is a feature of the 17 century glazed tiles. This pattern , still in use ,has a three-dimensional effect through a simulation of prisms giving the effect of relief which in fact is just an optical illusion given the way the tiles have been painted.
Emerging in the 17th century, the repetition tiles were frequently used with a technique practiced with the help of pliers (“alicate” in Portuguese), or with repeated patterns in a unique piece. The inspiration for the creation of these pieces was varied, the first Portuguese pattern tiles were of Italian and Flemish influence, recreating the motives used in the Renaissance flooring.
Each item of Terra Lusa collections is a reference and a real tribute to Portugal’s cultural and emotional heritage.
800 years of History, Culture and Tradition are the source of inspiration for Terra Lusa products.