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The craftsmanship of Guimarães has a great dynamics. A highlight is the embroidery and pottery, which has as its ex-libris the Cantarinha dos Namorados (“Lovers’ Coin Jar”), decorated with embossed notes and sprinkled with mica powder, whose manufacture has been maintained since at least the sixteenth century. Embroidery of Guimarães has been transformed over time and has a very specific set of characteristics that guarantee its uniqueness. Currently, is establishing itself in a knowledgeable and demanding market that seeks the added value of a certified product. The craftsmanship of Guimarães combines the secular authenticity of artisanal manufacture with forms that appeal to and serve the needs of a current consumer.

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