The Portuguese Craft is part of the culture and history of the country and, in particular, of each region in particular that have striven to maintain and perpetuate their traditions.
Craftwork in Portugal is very vast and rich, both in quantity and in quality and is closely linked to popular culture, with a particular focus on rural areas.
The type of handicrafts varies from region to region, due to the different ways of life, the different customs and traditions of the local populations.
Examples of Portuguese handicrafts include, among others, ceramics, tapestry, embroidery, jewelery and basketwork.
Crafts have been evolving and in the last decades we have witnessed a phenomenon of modernization of some traditional pieces. In fact, new artists have reinvented some typical pieces of Portuguese craftsmanship, in the sense of adapting them to the new times, thus appearing new pieces with a more modern and more modern style, without, however, detracting from its essence.
It is worth mentioning that many of the handcrafted pieces produced in Portugal have already reached an international projection due to their quality and singular beauty, such as the Filigrana pieces (art of handling gold and silver in a very fine lace).
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