An original, delicious and moving invention of the Minho spirit, the handkerchiefs of love or boyfriends became popular from the 19th century onwards. XIX. If the fine girls tended to embroider them neatly in cross stitch, the young girls preferred the flower foot and the chain one, for compositions rich in hearts, keys, doves, silva or joined hands, including love letters. … fatally sown with spelling errors, the result of their poor literacy. The work of a married girl, the scarf was an intimate declaration of love offered to the boy she desired. Accepting the relationship, the young man tied the scarf around his neck over his Sunday suit, showing it off with pride. Not being reciprocated, he returned the handkerchief. Yesterday as today, coming out of the hands of Minho embroiderers, a Valentine’s handkerchief continues to be a gift of love that is always unique and precious. And if you want to personalize it, with even more accurate verses, A Vida Portuguesa accepts orders.
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