Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Kitchen Spoon Rest for Stove Top
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Each spoon holder is crafted by a talented family of artisans in Alcobaça, a town known for making ceramic for hundreds of years. Add some Portuguese flair to your kitchen with this floral spoon rest inspired by the traditional Viana embroidery, which pays tribute to the young couples that secretly embroidered a handkerchief with messages of love during an era when modesty was enforced strictly. A useful tool and an elegant decoration to hang on the wall. Beautiful and practical, it will make cleaning up after cooking easier and keep your counters mess free. Generously sized to fit any sized spoon or utensil, our Alcobaça pottery spoon rest makes a great gift for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthday, Mother's Day, Housewarming or Wedding.
- Handmade and hand painted finishing in Alcobaça by a family of master artisans and according to traditional techniques
- Very sturdy and with the perfect size for resting large and small spoons, tongs, whisks, ladles or spatulas, the spoon holder will protect your counter from drips and sauces and keep it clean
- Presents a vibrant and colorful floral decoration celebrating the traditional Viana embroidery “Lenços dos Namorados” (Sweetheart Handkerchiefs)
- Great housewarming gift from Portugal
- Character - The handcrafted nature of this item means that each piece is a bit distinct from the last. No two are completely alike, which is one of the qualities that make these pieces so unique and prized
- Measurements: 10.5" x 4.5" x 0.5" Inch (L x W x H)
About the Lenços dos Namorados
Inspired by the traditional Viana embroidery, which pays tribute to the young couples that secretly embroidered a handkerchief with messages of love during an era when modesty was enforced strictly, and couples couldn’t show any display of affection until marriage.
“Lenços dos Namorados” (Sweetheart Handkerchiefs) are handkerchiefs made of linen or cotton and embroidered with several related love patterns. This piece of handcraft is part of the typical clothing from Minho province (in Northern Portugal) and used by women of marrying age.
The heart is one of the most popular motifs along with the 3 or 4 leaf clover, which appears in heart shapes, usually depicted in red, blue or white. Flowers, camelias, carnations and stars complement the exquisitely beautiful embroidery.