Traditional Portuguese Rooster DIY Wooden 3D Puzzle for Adults
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3D Puzzle Portuguese Icons® is a collection of DIY wooden jigsaws for adults, that assumes itself as a new concept of products that aims to become a fun experience in the dissemination of Portuguese vast historical and cultural heritage. This puzzles are made out of recyclable materials making our planet more sustainable. As this is a 3D Puzzle, each object will bring you entertainment and fun while assembling it and it will become a beautiful decorative object. The 3D puzzle is a perfect and fun gift souvenir from Portugal.
- Fully developed and produced in Portugal
- Made from recycled wood, with advanced laser cutting technology
- Consists of 8 pre-cut wooden pieces, which are separated in a customized packaging with assembly instructions
- Unique design and style featuring the traditional Portuguese Rooster
- Perfect gift souvenir of Portugal
- This is not a toy. Not suitable for children under age of 14.
- Measurements: 3.1" x 1.5" x 5.1" Inch (L x W x H)
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 fulfil 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 cooked 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 cooked rooster.
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.