Hand-painted ceramic sardines from Portugal. Each sardine is decorated by a different artist. Symbolically, the gift of a sardine represents abundance and prosperity.
About this style: Inspired by the love verses that the girls of the Minho region embroidered on handkerchiefs for their boyfriends, this sardine represents the promise of endless love. The Sweetheart Handkerchiefs are recognised by their strong colours, love symbols and spelling errors. It was a romantic allurement ritual where the sewing needles were the keyboard at that time.