Bandeirinhas Espírito Santo
Bandeirinhas do Espírito Santo bordado a ouro e suporte de madeira
Sra. Da Paz Handicrafts and Social Solidarity Cooperative
The Sra. Da Paz Handicrafts and Social Solidarity Cooperative was created in October of 1997, due to the urgent need to guarantee the occupation, integration and an added complementary family income, to the former pupils of «Filhas da Maria Imaculada» who had, unexpectedly, ended their school in the Convent.
The cooperative aimed to protect and continue the «art» and «know-how» passed on by the Sisters for many decades, as well as by the craftsmen of the County of Vila Franca, in very different areas, namely embroidery, repair and construction of the local «viola da terra» string instrument, fish scale decorations, pottery, confectionery and weaving.