Three ceramic swallows of different sizes, glazed in orange tones. Made in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Swallows are migratory birds of broad horizons; they visit us twice a year in the Iberian Peninsula. They are a popular decorative element too in Portugal; people place them on buildings facades and inside their houses.
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|Measures||16x12x4 cm; 12x9x2,5 cm; 9x6,5x2 cm|
|Origin||Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.|
|Made of||Ceramic glazed in orange tones.|
Swallows –andorinhas in Portuguese-are a symbol of fidelity and strength in Portugal. They represent the thousands of Portuguese emigrants that left their homeland behind in search of a better living. For they, like swallows, never forget to come back to Portugal every year. Who better than these birds to symbolize the spirit of emigrants? They live between two continents, they fly high and very fast -at 125 km/h- in search of warm weather and good living conditions. Andorihas cross twice a year our air space; in spring they come from Africa and they head north to their ancestral breeding homes, and in autumn they make the opposite journey to the South.