Madeira Embroidery

The hand embroidery of Madeira is generally claimed to be one of the finest of its kind. Part of the history and culture of Madeira, its distinctive style is the result of the mix of many influences from all across Europe throughout the years, making it impossible to find such a unique handcraft anywhere else […]

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History of Madeira Embroidery

The island of Madeira was discovered in the 15th century, and it is thought that embroideries began to be produced by the noblewomen, as a need for the decoration of household linens as well as of clothing. Handcrafted work done in the convents also influenced the development of embroidery. Up to the mid 19th century, […]

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