The art behind Filigree Mirror by Boca do Lobo
The art behind Filigree Mirror by Boca do Lobo

Architecture & Design | Luxury Brands - October 31, 2016

Today Home and Decoration presents you the Filigree Mirror by Boca do Lobo and the Portuguese ancient jewelry art behind this amazing piece.

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The Filigree Mirror resorts to one of the oldest jewelry making techniques known. Completely handcrafted, with each brass cord fitted with precision, the Filigree Mirror flourishes in a shape traditional to Portuguese culture and art.

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Filigree, the ancient art technique of processing metal is very typical of the Portuguese jewelry. It is an openwork pattern of thin gold or silver thread. The technology is not unique to the Portuguese, its exact origin is unknown, but the oldest articles have been found in what is now Portugal, made in filigree, dated 2500-2000 BC.

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Portuguese filigree is the artistic heritage of the Portuguese jewelry craftsmanship. Each product is made in this technique – a little unique work of art.

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These forms and design of jewelry are closely associated with the history and religion. For example, the famous heart of Viana (coração de Viana), the form of which is observed in present day traditional earrings is one of the oldest symbols of Portugal. It is usually seen in folk dresses of Portuguese women decorated with this kind of jewelry, and it has been always highly valued because of its superior quality and its special making technique.

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Filigree earrings are also traditionally worn by women of Minho region. During national holidays and religious processions, which Minho is famous for, it is impossible to take eyes off the girls and women in dresses, literally shining gold. Women wear all the family gold, which is inherited.

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A true work of art, the luxurious Filigree Mirror plays tribute to Boca do Lobo’s core values heritage and craftsmanship, embraced by their designer and artisans.

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Be inspired by this amazing piece!

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