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Ancient Embroidery of the Azores

Ancient Embroidery of the Azores – Elements for an Artistic and Technical Inventory

Edition Secretaria Regional da Economia – Centro Regional de Apoio ao Artesanato

Texts by Luísa César; Gilberta Rocha; Madalena Brás Teixeira and Ana Pires

It covers the history of the embroidery in the Azores and the role of women in the Azorean society associated with the practice of the embroideries.

The different types of embroidery (white, matiz, straw, crivo), the materials, utensils and techniques used.