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Character-depicting clay pieces of Barcelos

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Character-depicting clay pieces of Barcelos
Location
4750- BARCELOS
District:Braga
County :Barcelos
Parish:Barcelos
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Barcelos character-depicting clay pieces became famous on the hands of popular artists such as Rosa Ramalho, Mistério and many others. They stand out as special case in the Portuguese handicraft context. The figures are hand moulded and painted with lively glassy colours. Sometimes they recreate everyday life in the rural world: farmers, cars moved by oxen, music bands, cribs, priests, processions, a rooster courting a chicken and so on. Others are inspired by popular imaginary and local legends. Dreams, fears, mysteries, forces of Good and Evil are the main source of inspiration. Therefore, you will find witches and werewolves, whistle for children depicting devils, demons and other strange creatures. The weekly fair that takes place on Thursdays is a mirror of this colourful universe of fantasy and popular imagination.

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Localização
4750- BARCELOS
Distrito:Braga
County:Barcelos
Parish:Barcelos
Contactos


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