Rags and jute in the form of dolls
A craft and detail that recreates the daily life of the typical villages of the Algarve, especially the inland area, is the manufacture of dolls.
The famous dolls jute Martinlongo, original designs created by artisans, portray the people of Sierra Cauldron, counting each one, a story about the daily lives of the people of Albufeira. More the center, the rag dolls Querença reproduce the local customs of this village in the municipality of Loulé, with their traditional costumes to remember the toil of the past. Beautiful and picturesque, as some, like others, these dolls are a great option for those who like to buy small souvenirs.
Mostly female jute dolls are inspired by village life Martinlongo, reproducing in detail the physical elements and the way people dress that gave them the name, as an example of a Ti Zefa Wood, pictured with a cane and the body slightly tilted forward. All dolls are one caught in the hem of her dress to make up, her head adorned with hats, scarves or hair caught in the tug, and many wielding farm implements or appliances that help identify the activities they represent.
A meticulous craft, which has the backing of the main raw material, and that takes wood, poles, wire and miniatures to decorate the dolls produced by four artisans who, for nearly 15 years, give life to the past in the craft shop Flower Needle in Martinlongo.
Portraits in the form of dolls, which represent the daily activity of old embroidery, pastors, harvesters, weavers or mere children's games.
The rag dolls Querença portray local customs, displaying costumes made of traditional fabrics identical to the old, with accessories once used to work in day-to-day. With about 25 centimeters long, and dressed in clothes regional, these dolls have embroidered the face and hair made of wool. In its preparation, uses strong wire, rags of all kinds, foam and fabric.