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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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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
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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 more Gold Museum Travassos Museu Ouro Jewelry Museum Viana Castelo Museu Ourivesaria enjoy
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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
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Worshop Manuel Armando Rodrigues Fernandes
Filhos Sobradelo Goma Póvoa Lanhoso

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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

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Museu Ouro Jewelry Museum Viana Castelo Museu
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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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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 Rodrigues Fernandes Filhos Sobradelo Goma
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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

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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

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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

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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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