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Barcelos Cockerel

the unofficial symbol of Portugal. In any curio or tourist shop you will find the symbol represented by a ceramic rooster and in the motif embroidered in towels, aprons, stamped on key chains, paper weights, etc. Because of its lively colors, the Rooster of Barcelos is difficult to miss where ever it appears. The motif seems to embody the love of life displayed by the Portuguese people... According to a famous legend, at a banquet given by a rich landowner in Barcelos, a valuable piece of…

Elizabeth Jurado
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Hello all, Today I will continue my coverage of the traditional attire of Mulgimaa by covering the eastern parishes of Paistu, Tarvastu and Helme. I covered some basic information about the Mulgi in my previous article. The image above is from Paistu parish. The chemise, särk, in this region, in contrast to West Mulgimaa, has basically the same cut as in Võrumaa. It is made from linen, has a narrow shoulder yoke, and sleeves set in at a right angle to the body. What appear to be older…

Lucy Bernardo