Love handkerchief - drawn thread work
Love handkerchief, embroidered in red cross stitch and drawn thread work. White crochet hems.
«Para selar tal promessa / dei-te este lenço bordado / prometeste o teu amor / em troca de um beijo roubado»
Genuine craftsmanship of Minho region.
52 x 52 cm
|Textile Composition||100% Linen. Embroidery: 100% perle cotton threads|
|Size and dimensions||52 cm x 52 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.|