Arabesques, birds, the castle and the word Óbidos, embroidered in shades of blue, pink, almond, green, yellow and brown make up the embroidery of Óbidos. Created in the mid twentieth century by a local from Óbidos, these embroideries use the feather stitch for filling and the stem stitch for the contours, on white linen, half linen or burlap. It is with fringe executed on the manual loom or with a hem attached with the same stitches that are used in the work that finish the embroidery.
The motifs were inspired by the ceiling of the central nave of the Church of Santa Maria. To put the drawings on paper, they placed a mirror on the floor, which reflected them and thus facilitated their work.
The exhibition is now located outside the wall, at Espaço Ó, a community centre to help local producers and artisans.
Exhibited in this place are the most varied works, from cloths for trays and paintings, napkins, blouses, bags of scents, appliqués in boxes and lampshades.
All products are embroidered by the members of the association and have the authenticity seal, which guarantees their genuineness.