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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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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

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time more Gold
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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

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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 Goma Póvoa Lanhoso   search Suggested

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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

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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 Goma Póvoa Lanhoso   search Suggested Tour Ponte Lima Viana Castelo Flavours Minho Latest Articles Tradition Olive Portugal

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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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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 Goma Póvoa Lanhoso   search Suggested Tour Ponte Lima Viana Castelo Flavours Minho Latest Articles

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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 Goma Póvoa Lanhoso   search Suggested

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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 Goma Póvoa Lanhoso   search Suggested Tour Ponte Lima

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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
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