Love handkerchief - drawn thread work "rose"

Love handkerchief - drawn thread work "rose"

Product Code:Lenc.amo_05
Availability:Out Of Stock
  • 135.00€

Love handkerchief, embroidered  in red cross stitch and drawn thread work. White crochet hems.

«Nem a rosa da roseira/ nem outra qualquer flor / nem a primavera inteira/ vale mais que este amor»

Genuine craftsmanship of Minho region.


50 x 50 cm

Literal translation: «Neither the rose from rosebush / nor any other flower / nor the entire spring / is worth more than this love»

Composition 100% Linen. Embroidery: 100% perle cotton threads
Size and dimensions 50 cm x 50 cm
Care advice Hand wash or machine wash up to 30º, 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.

Tags: Portuguese Fiance Kerchiefs, Hand embroidery, Red cross stitch embroidery