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Castelo Branco Embroidery Bedspread Fan
The usage of natural silk on hand made linen and the unique decorative elements, characterize this embroidery, used in Castelo Branco bedspreads, that has its roots in th eastern culture.
Polished pear wood fan with artificial silk printing screen; open 43 x 23 cm; 24 rods; pvc pouch.
For over three centuries, Castelo Branco has been famous for its embroidered bedspreads. These bedspreads are made of linen and embroidered in silk thread, and their decorative elements carry a unique symbolism. In this way, the pitcher represents the earth and the tree of life; the newlywed are represented by a couple of birds together or by the drawing of a symbolic man and woman; the chain-stitch stands for the unbreakable chain of matrimony; carnations represent the Man and roses the Woman; lilies stand for Virtue and hearts for Love; tendrils represent Friendship, ivy deep affection; jasmine means the virtue of chastity; pomegranates and pines are the solidarity of the family; cockerels stand for the blessed offspring, and lizards are the amulet for a much desired happiness.
This fan was inspired by the patterns of Castelo Branco embroideries which are certified handicraft products by Adere-CERTIFICA with registered trademark and GI – Geographical Indication by Munícipo de Castelo Branco
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