Swallow - Medium
The Bordallo Pinheiro Swallow is not just a piece of decor but a symbol steeped in the rich culture and tradition of Portugal. A revered emblem in Portuguese society, the swallow is synonymous with love, loyalty, home, and family values, feelings that are firmly entrenched in the nation's heritage. This hand-painted earthenware piece beautifully encapsulates the significance of this iconic bird, delivering not just a decorative element but an embodiment of Portuguese sentiments to your living space.
This medium-sized swallow, with dimensions of H50mm x L155mm x W125mm, captures the grace and dynamism of these swift birds in exquisite detail. The bold, black colour of the earthenware further accentuates the contours and lines of the piece, resulting in a realistic and vivid representation of the swallow. Each piece is meticulously hand-painted, showcasing the artisan's skill and attention to detail, further enhancing the bird's lifelike quality.
The Bordallo Pinheiro Swallow serves as a tangible token of love and loyalty. In Portugal, it's common to gift ceramic swallows to loved ones, underscoring the bird's association with these cherished feelings. Owning a Bordallo Pinheiro Swallow is not just about acquiring a piece of decor, but about embracing and participating in a tradition that fosters the expression of love, loyalty, and family values.
This earthenware swallow makes a compelling statement, especially when mounted on a wall. Each swallow comes with a hole at the back for easy wall mounting, allowing you to bring a touch of Portuguese charm to your interiors effortlessly. Whether you choose to display this piece solo or in a cluster of swallows of varying sizes, you can recreate the mesmerising sight of these birds darting over the terracotta rooftops in Lisbon's old town. Such a captivating tableau is sure to spark conversations and admiration from your guests.
Bordallo Pinheiro's commitment to preserving traditional craftsmanship is evident in this piece. Every step, from shaping the earthenware to painting the intricate details, is done by hand in Portugal. This adherence to traditional techniques speaks to the brand's dedication to honouring and perpetuating the country's illustrious ceramic heritage.
The Bordallo Pinheiro Swallow is a remarkable blend of artistry, tradition, and symbolism. Its vivid depiction, hand-painted details, and the depth of its cultural significance make it more than just a decorative piece. By bringing this piece into your home, you invite a slice of Portugal's rich cultural heritage and the warm, cherished values it represents. This piece transcends aesthetics, offering an immersive experience into Portuguese culture and the universal sentiments of love, loyalty, and home that the swallow symbolises. A Bordallo Pinheiro Swallow is not just a possession; it's a gateway to a vibrant culture and a testament to the timeless beauty of nature.