Craftsmen and their cities

Artesanos en Guimarães

Guimarães handicrafts currently embody the memory of certain activities that once entered the local industrial scene. In the economic and industrial history of Guimarães, the artisan techniques applied in the production...

...of embroidery, fabrics, tanning and leather finishes, clothing and footwear, in wooden sculpture and Tanoaria, in cast iron, holalata and cutlery were preserved in addition to the making miniatures. Despite the natural differences, the whole of crafts has a common goal: to design the tradition in the future and, without sacrificing it, adapt it to contemporary uses. In this way, Guimarães crafts combine the secular authenticity of artisanal manufacturing with forms that appeal to and meet the needs of today's demanding consumer and connoisseur of its capital gains.