The filigree is a metalworking technique very typical of Portuguese goldsmithery. In Portugal, filigree artifacts were found that date back to 2500-2000 BC. During the Etruscan and Roman period of the 6th to 3rd centuries BC, the art of filigree advanced to its highest level of perfection. India also has a rich and fervent filigree tradition. It is probable that here and in other parts of central Asia, jewelers were influenced by the Greeks that migrated East and settled in their midst. For this reason, modern Indian jewelry, exhibits the same design patterns of those of ancient Greece!

This technique was incorporated into the rich heritage of Portuguese goldsmithery for the representation of motives related to national history and culture, such as crucifixes, Malta crosses, hearts of Viana do Castelo, reliquaries, necklaces, queen earrings.

The delicate use of very thin wire results in objects give the illusion of broidery in gold and silver, in complex objects that simbolize the sea, the nature, religion or love.



Filigrana del Pacífico (Istmina - Chocó)
En una tierra llena de oro, maestros de la filigrana y talento. Todo el sacrificio, el tiempo y la dedicación de estas manos, no está siendo valorado y cada vez son menos los que aprecian la maestría que se necesita para tejer en hilos de oro piezas únicas e irrepetibles. Su voto puede rescatar del olvido a esta técnica maravillosa.
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