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PORTUGUESE TEXTILES

By in MADEIRA CONCIERGE MAGAZINE

TEXTILES, THE HISTORY The term ‘Textile’ is a Latin word originated from the word ‘texere’ which means ‘to weave’. Textile refers to a flexible material comprising of a network of natural or artificial fibers, known as yarn. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting and pressing fibers together. The history of textile is almost […]

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THE MADEIRA-HAWAII CONNECTION

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  THE MADEIRA-HAWAII CONNECTION Worlds apart, Madeira and Hawaii share a rich history: migration, sugar cane, cuisine, surf, ukulele, lifestyle, traditions and cultural connections. The Madeira-Hawaii connection also reflects geographical similarities: both are volcanic with rugged and dramatic coastlines, soaring peaks, lush green landscapes, surf-worthy waves and distinct local traditions and values.   MIGRATION & […]

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LUXURY STONE HOUSE

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LUXURY STONE HOUSE A hidden gem tucked in the hillside of Arco da Calheta, Madeira, originally an old school which was fully renovated and converted into a luxury stone house with breathtaking views and sunsets in a quiet cul-de-sac. A unique fusion of traditional and modern design features with a mezzanine layout, placing emphasis on […]

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MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE MADEIRA ISLANDS

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MYTHS & LEGENDS OF THE MADEIRA ISLANDS Stories of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, legendary and otherwise, had been reported since classical antiquity. Utopian tales of the Fortunate Isles (or Isles of the Blest) were sung by poets like Homer and Horace. Plato articulated the legend of Atlantis. Ancient writers like Plutarch, Strabo and, more […]

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NATURE CULTURE IN PORTO SANTO

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PORTO SANTO – MADEIRA ISLANDS Porto Santo is the smaller of the inhabited islands of the Madeira Archipelago. It has a rugged volcanic moonscape with no vegetation apart from palm trees and vineyards, few buildings and a long golden beach lapped by a turquoise sea. It is Europe’s only desert island.   THE HISTORY & […]

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NATURE CULTURE IN MADEIRA ISLAND – EXUBERANT BOTANICAL

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NATURE CULTURE IN MADEIRA ISLAND THE PEARL OF THE ATLANTIC Portugal’s Madeira Island offers European comfort with almost every sub-tropical luxury. Geologically dramatic, bursting with exotic colour. Pure, inspiring, introspective, this is a paradise in the middle of the Atlantic. The archipelago, which is made up of two inhabited islands – Madeira and Porto Santo, […]

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WINE CULTURE IN MADEIRA ISLAND

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WINE CULTURE IN MADEIRA ISLAND PORTUGAL AND ITS LOVE AFFAIR WITH WINE Portugal emerged officially as a country in 1143 and since then has maintained its firm borders for almost a thousand years, making it one of the most identifiable, oldest countries in the world. Portugal was at the forefront of European exploration in the […]

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