Aluminum Portuguese Rooster Letter Opener Envelope Slitter
Aluminum Portuguese Rooster Letter Opener Envelope Slitter
Aluminum Portuguese Rooster Letter Opener Envelope Slitter
Aluminum Portuguese Rooster Letter Opener Envelope Slitter
Aluminum Portuguese Rooster Letter Opener Envelope Slitter
Aluminum Portuguese Rooster Letter Opener Envelope Slitter
Aluminum Portuguese Rooster Letter Opener Envelope Slitter
Aluminum Portuguese Rooster Letter Opener Envelope Slitter

Aluminum Portuguese Rooster Letter Opener Envelope Slitter

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Product Description

Made in Portugal by a family of master artisans and according to traditional techniques, these unique mail openers feature the Traditional Portuguese Barcelos Rooster, and will be he coveted jewel of all your office supplies. Made of aluminum, making it unbreakable and durable, you can use these letter opener to slice through envelopes as easily as hot butter. The handle represents the Rooster of Barcelos and is hand painted with lively colors, making this the ideal decorative piece to sit on your office desk. Inspired by an ancient legend the Barcelos Rooster is the unofficial symbol of Portugal, and is said to represent the embodiment of the famous Portuguese love of life and good luck. The people believe that to bring good fortune the Rooster must be gifted and not bought.

Features
  • Hand finished and completely hand painted by a family of master artisans in Barcelos, Portugal
  • Made of aluminum which makes it unbreakable and durable
  • These letter opener will slice through envelopes as easily as hot butter
  • Perfect gift souvenir from Portugal
  • Measurements: 1.5" x 0.5" x 7.5" Inch (L x W x H)

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The Traditional Portuguese Rooster commonly known as Galo de Barcelos is a symbol of Portugal.
symbol of portugal

The Legend of the Rooster

The legend of the Barcelos Rooster narrates the miraculous intervention of a dead rooster that crowed as proof of the innocence of a man wrongly accused and sentenced to be hanged.

In the 15th century, in a town in the north province of Minho, called Barcelos, an unsolved crime made people scared of leaving their homes.

At the same time the crime happened, a pilgrim, an extremely poor one, was passing through Barcelos to fulfill a promise he had made to Santiago de Compostela.

Despite of his explanation as why he was in town, the pilgrim was arrested and sentenced to death by hanging. But he refused to go without standing in front of a judge. So, he went to the judge’s house who was having a rooster meal.

He wanted to live, he had love for life, but his words did not convince the judge who, by this time, had lost his appetite and set aside his meal.

Sentenced to death, the pilgrim looked into the judge’s eyes and stated that at the time of his hanging, that cooked rooster would crow, proving his innocence. Every person in that room laughed and mocked the poor pilgrim.

As he was to be executed, the cooked rooster stood upon the table and crowed. The judge realized his mistake and rushed to save the pilgrim.

He loved life and he wasn’t about going to give up. That drive was passed to Portuguese people and today they display the Barcelos Rooster with pride, showing that life is worth living even when you are faced with the toughest challenges.

That's why the Barcelos Rooster is considered a symbol of goodluck. Portuguese people believe that to bring good fortune the Rooster must be gifted and not bought.

the maker

AMJ Galos

Directly from the heart of Barcelos, in the Minho region, all our traditional Portuguese Rooster figurines are made of aluminum and hand painted with care by a family of master artisans.

meet the maker

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