Characters and Bandstands

Popular traditions in Portugal

Caretos e Coretos – Tradições Populares em Portugal

Vera Marques Alves & Carolina Celas

pato lógico & incm | 2018 | 56 pages | 21 x 27 cm | softcover

The popular traditions hide many stories. In the 19th century, in the Minho region (Portugal), not wearing any gold ornament, especially a pair of earrings, was a sign of extreme poverty. In the medieval Europe, many men also dedicated themselves to embroidery. CHARACTERS AND BANDSTANDS reveals many facts on six Portuguese popular traditions (traditional filigree earrings from Viana do Castelo, yokes, quilts from Castelo Branco, typical figurines from Barcelos, Carnival characters from Trás-os-Montes and typical granaries from the Northwest of the Peninsula).

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