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

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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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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

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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

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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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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 Fort São Francisco Xavier "Cheese Castle" Dume: days week Cork Portuguese Tiles TripAdvisor

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

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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

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