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  History Types of Embroidery

Widely praised for its extraordinary beauty and the unique traits of its multiple expressions, made visible by feminine hands of great mastery, Nisa’s embroidery became part of popular culture as one of the most genuine identity traits of the Nisa’s people. Also, it proved essential to their economy: from tender age, many girls would start broidering the pieces of their “enxoval” — a collection of handsewn housewear pieces to be used after one’s wedding — while others, soon to get married, would sell them in order to afford buying or building their house. With this collection, the visitor will have the chance to know some of the most beautiful examples of this art, in all its different representations (alinhavados, feltros, embroidered blankets and shawls, rendas de bilros, rendas de agulhas and frioleiras), while becoming familiar with its History, materials, techniques, motifs as well as the people who created it, and continue this tradition until this day.


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