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Bobbin Lace Fan
Inspired in a tradition that goes back to 16th century. This item portraits a genuine and delicate portuguese bobbin lace, in all its lightness and seduction.
Polished pear wood fan with artificial silk printing screen; open 43 x 23 cm; 24 rods; pvc pouch.
Vila do Conde is a quiet city that gained in importance and increased prosperity as a ship-building city at the time of the Maritime Discoveries. The sea has always had a major influence in the life of the local inhabitants, inspiring the motifs used in the famous bobbin lace that has been produced here at least since the seventeenth century. Later, the techniques and knowledge of this remarkable art spread along the rest of the northern coast of Portugal as far as Galicia itself, and some of its beautiful products can be appreciated at the local Lace Museum. The important role played by handicraft in the life of this city is not limited to its lace-work, however, for each year in July/August, Vila do Conde hosts the National Handicraft Fair, one of the most important events of this kind in Portugal.
These products are inspired by the patterns of the bobbing lace of Vila do Conde, which are handicraft products certified by Adere- CERTIFICA with registered trademark and GI – Geographical Indication of Associação para a Defesa do Artesanato e Património de Vila do Conde
Terra Lusa brand presents several collections of products where each reference is a tribute to the Portuguese Cultural Heritage: notebooks, wrist watches , fans, eco bags, mini umbrellas, glasses cases, microfibre cloths and adjustable book covers, all divided into themes of Portuguese roots .
800 Years of History, Culture and Tradition inspired the design of the various products in which quality allies with contemporary design