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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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...
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...