March 12, 2012

Contemporary handicraft in Gaia - Amor de Galo



A few weeks ago, you know,  I went to Oporto. As usual I try to make the best of my time when I go there. As the weather was fine I crossed D.Luis bridge over the river Douro and went to Gaia, the city that stands in front of Oporto. The view from there is superb. 
In Gaia I found this super cute store that sells contemporary handicraft. The store is very small but is packed with beautiful crafts. And the girl in the store was so very nice. I really enjoyed our little chat while watching all the pieces in display. Quite an exquisite selection of modern hand crafted dolls, necklaces, purses, toys. If you have seen my previous post now you can understand where some of these modern crafters get their inspiration - the heart shape you can see on the store wall is from traditional filigree heart. I loved a purse with this shape and a necklace too. Unfortunately my souvenir budget was already spent by the time I reached the store. The name of the store is Amor de Galo ( Rooster's Love). The store has a blog with the same name - Amor de Galo -  if you want to visit online.

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