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La ville de Barcelos, son coq et ses représentations modernes.

The city of Barcelos, its rooster and its modern images.

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.

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Maroquinerie en liège

Cork leather goods. A unique know-how for a trendy material.

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.

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Céramique de Coimbra

Discover the traditional ceramics of Coimbra.

The ceramics of Coimbra, flourishing from the 16th to the 18th century, practically disappeared but find today the place it deserves thanks to some daring craftsmen...

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Hirondelles murales en céramique

How to use ceramic swallows for decoration?

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!

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France 5 "Silence ça pousse" au Portugal. Les coulisses de tournage.

Behind the scenes "Silence ça pousse" (FR) on France 5 broadcast

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.

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Vannerie traditionnelle au Portugal et sacs en jonc

The rush bags of Castanheira.

We introduced the culture and processing of the Portuguese rush to French journalists for the broadcast of "Silence, ça pousse!" (Fr) on the "France 5" channel. It is for me an opportunity to share a story I love with its traditions, ethics, ecology, and modernity...
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Le Coeur de Viana: Histoire et tradition portugaise.

The Heart of Viana: Portuguese history and tradition.

Used as a symbol by Portugal, the surprisingly modern Heart of Viana now has its place around the necks of Hollywood stars. What does it represent and where does it come from?

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Azulejos du Portugal

Discover the history of the Portuguese Azulejos.

When you travel through Portugal, you will see public buildings, churches, monuments and even buildings or houses covered with tiles. Over time, these tiles have become one of Portugal's most popular emblems: They are called Azulejos.

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Julia Côta artiste portugaise

The fantastic world of Julia Cotà: Naive art or crafts?

Júlia Cotà is today one of the greatest living representatives of the "Barcelos Figurado", an artistic part of Portuguese popular culture. Are her creations crafts or are they naive art?

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Poteries noires de Bisalhaes

The black pottery of Bisalhães, protected by UNESCO but disappearing.

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.

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Fabrication d'un bijou en filigrane

The magnificent filigree technique and silver jewellery from Portugal.

The oldest filigree jewellery is more than 7,000 years old and was discovered in Egypt. It was from there that this technique spread all over the world. Today, there are only a handful of goldsmiths left able to make filigree jewellery and most of them are Portuguese...

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Découvrez les savons portugais, les meilleurs du monde.

Discover Portuguese soaps, the best in the world.

It is jokingly said that, during a trip to Porto, you have to buy a bar of soap to prove that you have visited the city and that after going up and down Lisbon, a good bath enhances Portuguese soaps.

I take you to the discovery of the soaps of Portugal...

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