So we came upon something called “filigree” a while back. (filigree-ornamental work of fine (typically gold or silver) wire formed into delicate tracery-wikipedia). Our partner O Cesto Artesanato in Evora PT was selling some jewelry. (last two photos) We highlighted it as an intricate kind of traditional metal work. We will now provide some of the meaning. Also see how this tradition is kept strong.
The Heart of Viana or “Coracao de Viana” is seen as a symbol of honesty and generosity. It arose in the 18th century.
portugaljewels.com, (1-5) liusa.paixao.eu (6-7)
art work (local student) (8-9)
O Cesto (partner of The Living Abroad Guide) (10-11)