Hand Painted Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Swallow - Set of 2
Hand Painted Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Swallow - Set of 2
Hand Painted Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Swallow - Set of 2
Hand Painted Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Swallow - Set of 2
Hand Painted Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Swallow - Set of 2
Hand Painted Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Swallow - Set of 2
Hand Painted Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Swallow - Set of 2
Hand Painted Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Swallow - Set of 2

Hand Painted Portuguese Pottery Alcobaça Ceramic Swallow - Set of 2

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Product Description

The ceramic swallow (Andorinha) is today an icon of national folklore and an object present in Portuguese homes throughout the country. It is used both outdoors and indoors to decorate walls. As these migratory birds always seek to build their nest in the same place, they became a symbol of Family and Home. They also have a single partner during their entire life, and therefore also stand for Love, Loyalty and Faithfulness.
Our ceramic swallows are entirely handmade and hand painted by a talented family of artisans in Alcobaça, a town known for making ceramic for hundreds of years. They will add some colorful style and Portuguese flair to your home décor with a floral design 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.

Features

  • Made in Portugal – This decorative ceramic swallow’s set is hand painted in Alcobaça by a family of master artisans
  • Functionality – Our ceramic swallows come with a hole in the back used to attach them to the wall with a screw or hook. They will look amazing in your family room, and add a special compliment to any décor style
  • Painting – Presents a vibrant and colorful design celebrating the traditional Viana Embroidery that will add a touch of tradition and modernity to your wall décor
  • Great Gift from Portugal – The beautiful European craftsmanship and charming design, makes our ceramic swallows an ideal housewarming gift
  • Character – Its handcrafted nature means that each piece is a bit distinct from the last making them unique and prized
  • Measurements: Small - 4” x 4.25” x 1” inches; Large 5” x 5” x1.25” (L x W x H)

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Sharon Cole
Swallows

These delicate pieces are so beautiful. The story behind the Swallows is so touching……the look absolutely stunning on my coffee table. You must buy some for your home. Thanks to “We are Portugal “.

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tradition with a modern twist

Made in the secular pottery town of Alcobaça by a talented family of artisans, this collection presents a modern twist to the traditional pottery from the region, in which flowers are the dominant motive.

They will add some colorful style and Portuguese flair to your kitchen and table with a design inspired by the traditional Portuguese tiles.

the maker

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When you put together modern colorful patterns with ancient techniques, the result is a vibrant collection of decorative and utilitarian ceramic pieces that will fill your table and home with joy!

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