Friday, March 30, 2007

"Lenços de namorados" revisited



My birthday has been recently.
In Portugal there was a tradition of woman offering their departing boyfriends- to war, to sea, etc - a kerchief with a naive love poem and embroidery. Today those are classic designs, often with spelling mistakes, that one can buy and eventually frame.
As a birthday present my husband gave me one of them. Also, over the years I have been embroidering "dating kerchiefs" (lenços de namorados) with my own designs and colours. He knew that I would love it.
For this post I have chosen two pictures: one of my own design and one of a traditional design
Web contact of a nice site for Portuguese "lenços de namorados":
The world of creation and textiles is endless
With embroidered love
Tita Costa
oficina.fio@gmail.com

2 comments:

Cátia said...

Que lenço lindo* se os lenços dos namorados ja tinham muita beleza, re-inventados por si são qualquer coisa! :)
Aproveito a oportunidade para manifestar a admiração que tenho por si e pelo seu trabalho! Conheci as suas pinturas através de um atlier que frequentei na minha escola preparatória, o atlier da professora Graça Morais! Apesar de ja terem passado uns aninhos, confesso que adoro os seus desenhos! As suas telas são lindas!
Espero que mantenha esse criatividade por muito tempo*
Uma admiradora
Catia

Z said...

i love them:)