Characters and Bandstands. Popular Traditions in Portugal

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Year of publication: 2018

Dimensions: 21 x 27 cm

ISBN: 978-972-27270-7-5

Pages: 56

Cover price: 10 € (10% discount)


Texts: Vera Marques Alves

Illustrations: Carolina Celas

The popular traditions hide many stories. In the 19th century, in the Minho region (Portugal), not wearing any gold ornament, especially a pair of earrings, was a sign of extreme poverty. In the medieval Europe, many men also dedicated themselves to embroidery. The bookCaretos and Bandstands. Popular Traditions in Portugal written by Vera Marques Alves, illustrated by Carolina Celas and designed by Pato Lógico, reveals many facts on six Portuguese popular traditions (traditional filigree earrings from Viana do Castelo, yokes, quilts from Castelo Branco, typical figurines from Barcelos, Carnival characters* from Trás-os-Montes and typical granaries from the Northwest of the Peninsula).

This book is part of a collection dedicated to commemorative coins, published by The Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office, which aims to make the younger readers familiar with numismatics, through books on history, geography, science and nature.