Barcelos is a small town in northern Portugal. It is in this city that a legend was born around a pilgrim and a rooster, which later became the symbol of the city and then the symbol of Portugal. This national symbol is called today the Rooster of Barcelos or the Galo de Barcelos or the Portuguese Rooster.
Júlia Cotà est, aujourd'hui, une des plus grandes représentantes vivantes du "Barcelos Figurado", mouvement d'expression de la culture populaire portugaise. Ses réalisations sont elles de l'artisanat ou sont elles à considérer comme des oeuvres de l'art naïf ?
In 1769, Guilherme Stephens, an Englishman who had emigrated to Portugal, under the advice of the Marquis of Pombal and by the will of the King, took over and developed the glass factory in Marinha Grande... Even today, Portuguese glass comes from this city.
Have you just bought a house in Portugal or do you want to add a Portuguese touch to your interior design and don't know where to start? Here are 3 first ideas...
The black pottery of Bisalhães is unique in the world, has existed for more than 5 centuries and yet it is dying out. UNESCO has become aware of this and has just inscribed their manufacturing process on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
Cork is a material coming from the bark of cork oak. It is a material with unique physical properties that is used for bottle corks as well as by NASA or the most trendy fashion designers... Discover cork and its most recent applications.
Ceramic swallows are a fashionable decorative object and great designers and decorators are taking them over. Discover their symbolism, choose them among the different materials, postures and colours and above all, discover how to fix them to the wall!
We took the reporters of the French TV broadcast "Silence ça pousse" (FR) - France 5 channel to discover the Ribatejo region, the rush fields and the tradition of rush bags... Here are some pictures of the shooting.