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FILIGREE ROUTE

GONDOMAR - HEART OF GOLD

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The filigree is the art of twisting the gold or silver (two), usually very thin, which are then applied to frames with various shapes and filled with delicate tracery.
Foundry to final piece goes a long way in passing the golden rod or money by a drawing process, the resulting decrease in thickness, twisting them between two wooden plates, followed by a threshing process, cooking and laundering.
After the meticulous task of filling the frames is usually done by women, called "enchedeiras". Finally, the finishing process consists of soldering all the components and final assembly operations.

Filigree route aims to show and appreciate the true goldsmiths Gondomar, preservation and strengthening of their traditional workshops. The itinerary also includes a visit to big manufacturers who are currently working with the most renowned international fashion brands.
In all the places where you can buy directly at the best price pieces of art, knowing the author and the production process. Learn about the art behind a luxury item, an ancient tradition and contemporary, with the opportunity to gain the most emblematic pieces like "The filigree heart" or design pieces that follow the latest trends.
The visitor will also have the opportunity to learn and discover some ancient techniques such as chipping and stamping.
  • Entry and free tours.
  • Possibility of buying parts on site.
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