CULTURAL AND INTANGIBLE HERITAGE OF ALAGOAS
FILÉ EMBROIDERY ALAGOAS BRAND
Every handcrafted item embodies the skills and knowledge passed down from generation to generation. Old-world tradition meets new-world innovation as the craftsmen of today take their forerunners’ legacy of excellence to new heights. In this artisanal métier, industrious hands and inquisitive minds “Learn How to Do It by Doing it” — generally without consulting literature or manuals.
The objective of this site is to to demonstrate, step by step, how the Filé embroidery is made in the Mundaú and Manguaba lagoon region. This area is a major center of artisanal handicraft activity in the State of Alagoas.
Facilitate, nurture and promote the success of Filé embroidery in the tourist area;
Increase public awareness of the traditional techniques used in the creation of Filé embroidery, and the skill set required to create it;
Increase the Embroidery Institute’s profile as the regulating body responsible for issuing the Indication of Origin Stamp after the approval process by the INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property).
Filé Embroidery Institute Associated from the Lagoons Region.