Fiancé handkerchief from Minho - engagement ring
This finacé handkerchief embroidered by hand in colorful cotton threads has four embroidered figures related to the central poem: chapel, bride and groom, birds and ring.
Several stiches were used in this embroidered full of detail.
«I found into this chapel / a engagement ring / my love for you / will always live through time»
Genuine craftsmanship of Minho region.
44 x 44 cm
|Composition||100% Linen. Embroidery: 100% perle cotton threads|
|Size and dimensions||44 cm x 44 cm|
|Care advice||Hand wash or machine wash up to 40º, do not use bleach, iron at high temperature. Dry in the shade.|
|Other information||The Fiancés Art is a essencial part of the popular art and tradition. Fiancés Kerchiefs "Lenços de Namorados" are introduced as the most genuine poetic and artistic form used by the young girls of Minho to express their feelings when they were about to reach the age of the marriage, and aspired to win their fiancés hearts. They were for most part square shaped linen or cotton made and embroidered according to the taste of each embroideress, as a part of the female attire they had other purpose: the proof of the embroideresses devotion towards the men they were in love.|