“Where there are nets there are weavers”

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“Where there are nets there are weavers” – Portuguese saying. Weaving and lacing have first appeared in coastal areas, when men went out to the sea the women would stay ashore an occupy their time with weaving and lacing. Lace is type of open fabric that consists of intertwined lines that create several different shapes,…

THE HAT A SYNONYM OF STYLE AND PERSONALITY

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Wearing a hat demands a certain level of self-confidence and know-how, it is an accessory that creates a signature style and it adds personality to any kind of look. The hat is a versatile item, it protects one from cold in the winter and from the sun in the summer. In the beginning, the objective…

PALM WEAVING

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The “empreita” technique has its origins in the Mediterranean area, it involves intertwining vegetable fibers used for the creation of several different objects. This palm leaf weaving (“empreita”) is one of the most representative traditional styles of the Algarve. It has this name because in the past this job was paid upon contract (“empreitada”). The need…