Set of 3 Portuguese Black Swallows
Set of three clay black birds - andorinhas. It has one hole in the back to hang on wall.
Size: 14 x 12 cm
|Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro, one of the most well-known artists in Portugal in 1891 has decided to produce a set of ceramic pieces that looked like swallows (andorinha in Portuguese). The pieces quickly integrated into Portuguese homes and became a symbol for a Portuguese house that lives on still today. Why it had such a massive success no one knows, but the reason may have to do with … love. The swallow is a migratory bird that always returns to the same place to nest, year after year. It is said to happen because a swallow only has one partner throughout its life. So it’s no wonder that the swallow is associated with values like Home, Family, Love, Fidelity and Loyalty