Lovely medium embroidered handkerchief from Viana de Castelo, by Isilda Parente, 26x26cm
Pois likes: this embroidered handkerchief from Viana de Castelo is naive and refined at the same time. For the little story, Isilda Parente, the 75 years old founder of this brand is living in a small village of Perre at the gates of Viana (north of Portugal). She is working with her sons, daughter and the embroiderers of the village. She is the soul of this handicraft workshop. Isilda Parente is the biggest embroidery brand in Viana and received the National Award for Craftsmanship.
Pois testimonial: “Such colorful handkerchiefs were used by the local girls of north of Portugal as love poems for their loved ones. The texts are usually full of grammar mistakes, simple and moving, as those girls didn’t have the opportunity to go to school. Today we still offer them to people we love and use them as decorative pieces. It looks lovely framed for a kids room.”
Hand embroidered bag from Viana do Castelo (North of Portugal)
Each piece is handmade and unique
size: medium: 26x26cm (exist also in small: 16x16cm)
Brand: Isilda Parente