Smal Fado Rooster - Golden

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Hand-painted ceramic Rooster decorated in gold and red, allusive to Fado, Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2011. This is an inevitable item of traditional pottery and Portuguese handicraft and so it is a must as a decorative piece or as a national symbol.

The typical rooster, turned into a symbol of Portuguese tourism, was born in the thirties in Galegos Santa Maria by the hands of the potter Domingos Côto.

Size: 15 cm tall

Fado is the quintessential Portuguese song and is still sung in the old neighborhoods and student environments. Its origin is far from consensual and so we continue to associate Fado to a distant past and a romantic story.
It was probably around the 20s that Fado received the musical genre configuration which we know today. In the 30s houses dedicated to Fado emerged, which still remain pretty strongly in Bairro Alto and Alfama. In Coimbra, Fado is accompanied by the typical guitar from Coimbra and is sung by students in serenades and meetings where they invoke their dreams, ideologies, adventures and loves. Although they appeared at the same time, the singers from Lisbon and Coimbra say they have little or nothing in common. While the Fado from Coimbra speaks of love, dreams and utopias, the Fado from Lisbon speaks of sorrow and longing.
In 2011 Fado was elevated to Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO as a result of an exemplary application which had Mariza and Carlos do Carmo as ambassadors.

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