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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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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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Blog Contact Filigree Artigo Blog 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 Póvoa
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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 Manuel Armando Rodrigues Fernandes Filhos Sobradelo Goma Póvoa Lanhoso   search Suggested Tour Ponte Lima Viana

Castelo Flavours

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Blog 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

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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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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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Museum Travassos Museu Ouro Jewelry Museum Viana Castelo Museu Ourivesaria enjoy this

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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 enjoy this

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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 enjoy this video found featuring creation reliquary

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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
Manuel

Armando Rodrigues Fernandes Filhos Sobradelo Goma Póvoa Lanhoso  

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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

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