The history of Portuguese ceramic swallows
As these migratory birds always seek to build their nest in the same place where they previously inhabited, they became a symbol of Family and Home. That was particularly relevant, given the emigration waves that Portugal went through during the XX century.
They also have a single partner during their entire life, and therefore also stand for Love, Loyalty and Faithfulness.
With such powerful symbolism, it became common to exchange ceramics swallows between lovers, family, and friends. They are amulets of harmony, happiness and prosperity at the houses they are hanged on.
There isn’t a much better Portuguese treasure to bring back home to your loved ones!
Large: 4" X 5"
Small : 3.25" x 2.75"