USES: This beautiful piece of fabric maybe be used to recreate the traditional shawls, but you can also get more creative and use this lovely fabric to make home decor projects, clothes, jewelry, or any DIY crafts.
Portuguese scarves, once worn by women in agricultural labour, featured various patterns and colours. Many of these patterns are now lost, although efforts have been made in recent years to recover and reproduce some, often for ethnographic and folklore representations.
The pattern of these scarves is known as "Branch Scarf" or "Flower and Branch Scarves," reproducing, on a geometric background, a branch with a flower." They are replicas of a pattern found in old cotton scarves worn as part of women's work clothing
These days, folkloric groups, both in Portugal and within Portuguese communities worldwide, known as 'rancho folclóricos', are devoted to preserving and showcasing Portuguese cultural traditions. They act as guardians of Portuguese traditional costumes, playing a crucial role in safeguarding materials that might otherwise fade away over time. These beautiful shawls serve as living examples of this commitment