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Escola Regional de Artesanato de Santo Amaro

Alzira and Conceição Neves founded in 1986, the Regional Crafts School of Santo Amaro. They are the directors and teachers of the school whose main function is to teach, divulge and revive the traditional production in different areas of handicraft.
The school-workshop is a rustic house from the last century, also has a store/shop that keeps the door open for those who want to visit and learn.
In the store/shop you can find unique handmade products such as “Bonecas Labregas do Mato” (dolls made with fabric leftovers and stuffed with the shavings from cryptomerias or cedar), hats made of dragon tree leafs and bijouterie made of straw, authorship of these twin artisans.
In 2014, they were distinguished with the award CoMtradição-Award of the Handicrafts of the Azores, established by the Regional Centre for Handicrafts.
Fish scale products are certified by the Brand “Artesanato dos Açores” (Handicraft of the Azores).

 

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

Summer Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm

Address: Rua da Igreja, 4, Santo Amaro

9940 – 183 São Roque do Pico (Map)

Phone: 292655418/914084522

Email: escolaregionaldeartesanatodasgemas@hotmail.com

Site: https://www.facebook.com/erasa.santoamaro.3

Products: Hats made with wheat straw and dragon tree straw; dolls made with corn leafs, dragon tree leafs and straw; The typical “Labregas” dolls; confection of lace pieces; embroidery in straw, “matiz”, Richelieu and Rococo; bijouterie made with fish scales, wheat straw and dragon tree leafs.