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Filigree is an ancient technique, known at least since antique times. It acquired great expression in the traditional Portuguese art of jewelry making, and an attentive eye can identify this technique in the most luxurious items, such as sixteen century gold and silver reliquaries, and in the dowry of the most humble countrywomen.

What distinguishes the Portuguese filigree is its popular use. From the middle XVIII century to the first decades of the XX century, the Portuguese living in Brazil sent regular shipments of gold to their families still in Portugal.  In a scenery where property and resources are far too few for the very numerous families, girls looking to wed where encouraged to give their dowry and appearance a lot of attention.

A true tradition is born in the Minho, on the north of the county.

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The Mordomas parade is accompanied every year by thousands of people who wait hours to enjoy the typical gold that the Mordomas carry to the breast.

 

Minho’s jewelry making art is resourceful and original. Made mostly from gold, these jewels were a true social and economic statement, and the only riches that never went out of fashion or value. Each piece has a typology and specific symbolism, and there are strict rules on how to wear and when to buy each piece, in order to celebrate each stage of a women’s life.

These rules apply mainly to the earrings, necklaces, pendants and brooches.

In the Minho, jewelry are either hollow, produced from one or two sheets of gold hammered into a bulbous shape, or entirely in filigree. To produce this kind of item, the goldsmith has to create a very thin gold wire that he twirls and twines in delicate baroque shapes that can produce very complex motives. Filigree can be applied over existent jewels or make a whole new surprising piece. It also can be enhanced with little gold spheres, pearls, enamel and semi-precious stones, such as turquoises, coral and jet.

The most iconic is the Heart of Viana do Castelo. But lets leave that to another time.

To see more, go to the Gold Museum in Travassos (Museu do Ouro), of the Jewelry Museum in Viana do Castelo (Museu da Ourivesaria), or enjoy this video we found for you featuring the creation of a reliquary in the Worshop Manuel Armando Rodrigues Fernandes e Filhos, Lda, em Sobradelo da Goma, Póvoa do Lanhoso.

 

 

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attentive

identify this technique most luxurious items such sixteen century gold silver reliquaries dowry most humble countrywomen What distinguishes Portuguese filigree popular From middle XVIII century first decades century Portuguese living Brazil sent regular shipments gold their families still Portugal scenery where property resources very numerous families girls looking where

encouraged give their dowry appearance attention true tradition born Minho north county Mordomas parade accompanied every year thousands people

wait hours enjoy typical gold that Mordomas carry breast Minho’s

jewelry making

resourceful original Made

mostly
from gold these jewels were true social economic statement only riches that never went fashion
value Each piece typology
specific
symbolism there strict
rules
wear when each piece order celebrate each stage women’s life These rules apply mainly earrings necklaces pendants brooches
Minho jewelry either hollow produced from sheets
gold hammered into
bulbous shape entirely filigree produce this kind item goldsmith create very thin gold wire that twirls twines delicate baroque shapes that
produce very

complex motives Filigree applied over existent jewels make whole surprising piece also enhanced

with little gold spheres pearls enamel semi precious stones such turquoises coral most iconic Heart Viana Castelo lets leave that another time

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Filigree ancient technique known least since antique

times acquired great
expression traditional Portuguese jewelry making attentive identify this technique
most luxurious items such sixteen century gold silver reliquaries dowry most humble countrywomen What distinguishes Portuguese filigree popular From

middle XVIII century first

decades

century Portuguese living Brazil sent regular shipments gold their families still Portugal scenery where property resources very numerous families girls looking where encouraged

give their dowry appearance attention true

tradition born Minho north county Mordomas parade

accompanied every year

thousands people wait hours enjoy typical

gold that Mordomas

carry breast Minho’s jewelry making resourceful original

Made mostly from gold these

jewels were true social economic statement
only riches that never went fashion value Each piece
typology specific symbolism there strict

rules wear when each piece order celebrate each stage women’s life These rules apply mainly earrings necklaces pendants brooches

Minho jewelry either hollow produced
from sheets gold hammered into
bulbous shape entirely
filigree produce this kind item goldsmith create

very thin gold wire that twirls twines delicate baroque shapes that produce very complex motives Filigree applied over existent jewels make whole surprising

piece also enhanced with little gold spheres pearls enamel semi precious stones such turquoises coral most iconic Heart Viana Castelo lets

leave that another time more Gold Museum Travassos Museu Ouro Jewelry Museum Viana Castelo Museu Ourivesaria enjoy this video found featuring creation reliquary
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ancient
technique known least since antique times acquired great expression traditional Portuguese jewelry making attentive identify this technique most luxurious items such
sixteen
century gold silver reliquaries dowry most humble countrywomen What distinguishes Portuguese filigree popular From middle XVIII century first decades century Portuguese living Brazil sent regular shipments gold their families still Portugal scenery where property
resources very

numerous families girls looking where encouraged give their dowry appearance attention

true tradition
born Minho north county Mordomas parade accompanied every year thousands people wait hours

enjoy typical gold that Mordomas carry breast Minho’s jewelry making resourceful original Made

mostly from gold these jewels were true social economic
statement only riches that never went fashion value Each piece typology specific symbolism there strict rules wear when each piece order celebrate each stage women’s life These rules apply mainly earrings necklaces pendants brooches
Minho

jewelry either hollow produced

from sheets gold hammered into bulbous

shape entirely filigree produce this kind item goldsmith create

very thin gold wire that twirls twines delicate baroque shapes that produce very

complex motives Filigree

applied over
existent jewels make whole surprising piece also enhanced with little gold spheres
pearls
enamel semi precious stones such turquoises coral most iconic Heart Viana Castelo lets leave that another
time more Gold Museum Travassos Museu Ouro Jewelry

Museum Viana Castelo Museu Ourivesaria enjoy this video found featuring creation reliquary Worshop Manuel Armando Rodrigues

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traditional Portuguese jewelry

making attentive identify this technique most luxurious

items such sixteen century gold silver reliquaries dowry most humble countrywomen What distinguishes Portuguese filigree popular From middle XVIII century first decades century Portuguese living Brazil sent regular shipments gold their families still Portugal scenery

where
property resources very numerous families girls looking where encouraged give their dowry appearance attention true tradition born
Minho

north county Mordomas parade accompanied every year thousands people wait

hours enjoy typical gold that Mordomas carry breast Minho’s jewelry making resourceful original Made mostly from gold these jewels were true social economic statement only riches that never went fashion value Each piece typology specific symbolism

there strict rules wear when each piece

order

celebrate each stage women’s life These rules apply mainly earrings

necklaces pendants

brooches Minho jewelry either hollow produced

from sheets gold hammered into bulbous

shape entirely filigree produce this kind item goldsmith create very thin gold wire

that
twirls twines delicate baroque shapes that produce very complex motives Filigree applied over existent jewels make whole surprising piece also
enhanced with

little gold spheres pearls enamel semi

precious stones such

turquoises
coral most iconic Heart

Viana Castelo lets leave that another time more Gold Museum Travassos Museu Ouro Jewelry Museum

Viana Castelo Museu Ourivesaria enjoy this

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Filigree ancient technique known least since antique times
acquired great expression traditional Portuguese jewelry making
attentive identify this technique
most luxurious items such sixteen century gold silver reliquaries dowry
most

humble countrywomen What distinguishes Portuguese filigree popular

From middle XVIII century first

decades century Portuguese living

Brazil sent regular shipments gold their families still Portugal scenery where property resources very numerous families girls looking where encouraged give their dowry appearance attention true tradition born Minho north

county Mordomas parade accompanied every year thousands people

wait hours enjoy typical gold that Mordomas carry breast Minho’s jewelry making resourceful original Made mostly from gold these jewels were true

social economic statement only riches

that never went fashion value Each piece

typology specific symbolism there strict rules wear when each piece order celebrate each stage women’s
life These

rules apply mainly earrings

necklaces pendants brooches Minho
jewelry
either hollow produced from sheets gold hammered into bulbous shape entirely filigree produce this kind item
goldsmith
create very thin gold wire
that twirls twines
delicate baroque shapes that produce very complex motives
Filigree applied over existent jewels make whole surprising

piece also enhanced with

little gold spheres pearls enamel semi precious stones such turquoises coral most

iconic Heart Viana Castelo lets leave that another time

more Gold Museum Travassos Museu
Ouro Jewelry Museum Viana Castelo Museu Ourivesaria enjoy this video found featuring creation reliquary Worshop Manuel Armando Rodrigues Fernandes Filhos
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ancient technique known least since antique times acquired great expression traditional Portuguese jewelry making attentive identify

this technique most luxurious items
such sixteen century gold silver
reliquaries dowry most
humble countrywomen What distinguishes Portuguese filigree popular From middle XVIII
century first decades century Portuguese living Brazil sent regular shipments gold their families
still Portugal scenery where
property resources very numerous families girls looking where encouraged give their dowry appearance
attention true tradition born Minho
north county Mordomas parade accompanied every year thousands people wait hours enjoy
typical
gold that Mordomas

carry breast Minho’s jewelry making resourceful original Made mostly from

gold

these jewels were true social economic statement only riches that never went fashion value Each piece typology specific symbolism there strict rules wear when each piece order celebrate each stage women’s life These rules apply mainly earrings necklaces pendants brooches Minho jewelry either hollow produced from sheets gold hammered into bulbous shape entirely filigree produce this kind item goldsmith create very thin gold wire that twirls twines delicate baroque shapes that produce very complex motives Filigree applied over existent jewels

make whole surprising

piece also enhanced

with little gold spheres pearls enamel semi

precious stones such turquoises coral most iconic Heart Viana Castelo lets leave that another time more Gold Museum Travassos Museu Ouro Jewelry Museum Viana Castelo Museu

Ourivesaria enjoy this video found featuring creation reliquary

Worshop Manuel Armando Rodrigues Fernandes Filhos Sobradelo
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Filigree Filigree ancient technique known
least since antique times acquired

great expression traditional Portuguese

jewelry making attentive identify this technique most luxurious items such sixteen century gold

silver reliquaries dowry most humble countrywomen What distinguishes

Portuguese

filigree popular From middle XVIII century first decades century Portuguese living Brazil sent regular shipments gold their families still Portugal scenery where property resources very numerous families girls looking

where encouraged give their dowry appearance attention true
tradition

born Minho north county Mordomas parade accompanied every year thousands people

wait hours enjoy
typical gold
that Mordomas carry breast Minho’s jewelry making resourceful original Made mostly from gold these jewels were true social economic statement only riches that never went fashion value Each piece typology
specific symbolism there strict rules wear when each piece order
celebrate each stage women’s life These rules apply mainly earrings necklaces pendants brooches Minho
jewelry

either hollow produced from sheets gold hammered into bulbous shape entirely filigree produce this kind

item goldsmith create

very thin gold

wire that twirls

twines delicate baroque shapes that produce very complex motives Filigree applied over existent jewels make whole

surprising piece

also enhanced with little gold spheres pearls enamel semi precious stones such turquoises coral most

iconic Heart Viana Castelo lets leave that another time more Gold Museum

Travassos Museu Ouro Jewelry

Museum Viana Castelo Museu Ourivesaria enjoy this video found featuring creation reliquary Worshop Manuel Armando

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Portuguese jewelry making attentive identify this technique most luxurious items such
sixteen century
gold silver reliquaries dowry

most humble countrywomen What distinguishes Portuguese filigree popular From middle XVIII century

first

decades century

Portuguese

living Brazil sent regular shipments

gold

their families still Portugal scenery where property resources very

numerous families girls

looking where

encouraged give their dowry appearance
attention true
tradition born Minho
north county Mordomas parade accompanied every
year thousands people wait hours enjoy typical gold that

Mordomas carry breast Minho’s jewelry making resourceful original Made mostly from gold these jewels were true social economic statement only riches that never went fashion value Each piece typology specific symbolism there strict rules wear when each piece order

celebrate each

stage women’s

life
These rules apply mainly
earrings necklaces

pendants brooches Minho jewelry either hollow

produced from
sheets gold hammered into bulbous shape entirely filigree produce this kind item goldsmith create very thin gold
wire

that twirls twines delicate baroque shapes

that produce

very

complex motives Filigree applied over existent jewels make whole

surprising piece also enhanced with little gold spheres pearls enamel semi precious stones such turquoises coral most

iconic Heart Viana Castelo lets leave that another time more Gold

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Ouro Jewelry Museum Viana Castelo Museu Ourivesaria enjoy this video found featuring creation reliquary Worshop Manuel Armando Rodrigues Fernandes Filhos Sobradelo Goma Póvoa Lanhoso   search Suggested

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From
middle XVIII century first decades century Portuguese
living
Brazil sent regular shipments gold their families still Portugal scenery
where property

resources very numerous families girls looking where encouraged give their dowry appearance attention true tradition born Minho north county Mordomas parade accompanied every year thousands people wait hours enjoy typical gold that Mordomas

carry
breast Minho’s jewelry making resourceful original

Made mostly from

gold these

jewels were true social economic

statement only riches that never went fashion value Each piece typology specific symbolism there strict rules wear when

each piece order celebrate each stage women’s

life

These rules apply mainly

earrings necklaces pendants brooches

Minho jewelry either hollow produced from sheets

gold

hammered into bulbous shape entirely filigree produce this kind item goldsmith create very thin gold wire

that twirls
twines delicate baroque shapes that produce very complex motives
Filigree applied over existent jewels make whole surprising piece also enhanced with little gold spheres pearls enamel semi precious
stones
such turquoises coral most iconic Heart Viana Castelo lets leave that another
time more
Gold

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Filigree ancient

technique known least since antique times acquired great

expression traditional Portuguese jewelry
making attentive identify this technique
most luxurious
items such sixteen century gold silver reliquaries dowry
most
humble countrywomen What distinguishes Portuguese filigree popular From middle XVIII century first decades century Portuguese living Brazil sent regular shipments
gold their

families still Portugal scenery where property

resources very

numerous families girls looking where encouraged give their dowry appearance attention true tradition born

Minho north

county

Mordomas parade accompanied every year thousands people wait

hours enjoy typical
gold that Mordomas carry breast Minho’s jewelry making resourceful original Made mostly from gold these jewels were true social economic statement only riches that

never went fashion value

Each

piece typology specific symbolism there strict

rules wear when each piece order celebrate
each stage women’s
life These rules apply mainly earrings necklaces pendants

brooches Minho jewelry either hollow produced from sheets gold

hammered

into bulbous shape entirely filigree produce this kind item goldsmith create very thin gold wire that twirls twines delicate baroque shapes that produce very complex motives Filigree applied over existent jewels make whole surprising

piece also enhanced

with little gold
spheres

pearls enamel semi precious stones such turquoises coral most iconic Heart Viana

Castelo

lets leave that another time more Gold Museum Travassos

Museu Ouro Jewelry Museum Viana Castelo Museu Ourivesaria enjoy this video found featuring

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