1995, we gathered efforts and
Travelling all over the country,
determination to build a project which
was at that time a pioneering but
also a risky
one: the opening of a
dedicated to the
promotion of the
Portuguese Folk Art.
North to the South, visiting
hidden villages, we have been able
dozens of folk artists.
Not only the famous ones,
but also those who
have never left their villages and were completely unknown.
is this branch of the Portuguese culture
– the Folk Art –
that is displayed with dignity in
“Santos Ofícios”, the only place in Lisbon that insists on keeping, in
a standard of rigour intimately
tied to the concept of “tradition”.