Bandeirinhas Espírito Santo
Bandeirinhas do Espírito Santo bordado a ouro e suporte de madeira
Sra. Da Paz Handicrafts and Social Solidarity Cooperative
Cooperativa de Artesanato e Solidariedade Social Senhora da Paz was established in October 1997. At the base of its foundation was the urgent need to ensure occupation, integration and complement of the family income of the former students and young people in charge of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate who suddenly closed that service in the Convent.
With the creation of the cooperative we tried to protect and continue the "art" and "knowledge" transmitted, over dozens of years by the Sisters, as well as by the artisans, coming from the municipality of Vila Franca in the most diverse areas, namely embroidery, especially the "Regional Embroidery" and the "Embroidery of Gold", fish scales, pottery and weaving.