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Portuguese Good Luck Roosters – Blue and White Decor

  • Hand-painted
  • Made from Ceramic
  • Originating from Barcelos, Portugal
  • Available in 150mm, 205mm, 240mm, 290mm & 340mm sizes
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Portuguese Good Luck Roosters – Blue and White Decor

Hand-painted design based on the traditional good luck rooster from Barcelos. The good luck rooster from Barcelos represents a popular cultural symbol in Portugal and originates from the legendary pilgrim’s tale of the Rooster of Barcelos a well know folklore tale told in Portugal. Representing faith, justice and good luck, a Barcelos rooster in the home brings good luck to the recipient and household making it the perfect housewarming gift or ‘cheer up’ gift for a misfortuned companion. These cheerful roosters also make excellent ‘hospital’ gifts for ailing patients. Word of caution: As with most superstitious tokens, it is considered bad luck to buy a good luck rooster for yourself. The mystique of Faith, Good Luck and Justice may only be expected if the rooster is received as a gift making it the perfect well wishing gift.

This striking figurine uses the traditional blue and white colour palette so popular in traditional Portuguese tile and ceramic ware. The Blue and White decor rooster is available in 5 sizes – 150mm, 205mm, 240mm, 290mm & 340mm.

The Legend of the Old Cock of Barcelos – Portugal

A Galician pilgrim, as he was leaving Barcelos en route to Santiago de Compostela, was accused of stealing silver from a landowner and sentenced to death by hanging. As a final pleas to save himself the prisoner requested a meeting with the judge who was about to tuck into a meal of roast cockerel. The Galician vowed that as a proof of his innocence the cockerel would stand up on the plate and crow.

The judge pushed aside his meal and ignored the plea. But as the prisoner was hanged, the cockerel stood up and crowed. The judge realizing his mistake hurried to the gallows and found the Galician had miraculously survived thanks to a loose knot. According to legend, the Galician returned years later to carve the Cruzeiro do Senhor do Galo now housed in the Museum Arqueologico in Barcelos Portugal.

The Rooster is the Symbol of Faith, Good Luck and Justice.

Watch the Legend of the Old Rooster of Barcelos, Portugal here

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Details:

  • Hand-painted
  • Made from Ceramic
  • Originating from Barcelos, Portugal
  • Available in 150mm, 205mm, 240mm, 290mm & 340mm sizes

Additional information

Weight 600 g
Dimensions 40 × 30 × 25 mm
Available sizes

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