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Estremoz Pottery

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Estremoz Pottery
Location
7100- ESTREMOZ
District:Évora
County :Estremoz
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Estremoz ceramics became famous in the 16th and 17th centuries, mainly because of clay cup manufacturing. The clay is moulded in small figures, such as cribs (the cribs of Estrela Basilica, Madre de Deus Church and S.Vicente Church), saints, men, and women of different social classes, along with other pieces representing typical habits, clothing and utensils of the inhabitants of Alentejo region and humorous characters as well. Among these figures clay pieces, the most renowned ones are “Fidalguinhos” (noblemen), “Napoleons”, “Dark pieces”, “Spring figures” (women figures dressed of ballerinas with a rose arch on the shoulder and a fantasy hat on the head) or the “Shepherds”, among others.

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