Madeira Embroidery

Madeira Embroidery

 Madeira Embroidery is one of the most important industries in the Archipelago of Madeira. Nowadays, Madeira Island is world known for this industry.

There is not a consensus regarding the appearance of Madeira Embroidery in Madeira Island, however we estimate that is has begun in the beginning of the 19th century, in 1850.

The person responsible for the great impulse of the Embroidery industry in Funchal city was Miss Phelps, daughter of a British businessman.

The IBTAM (Institute for the Embroidery, Tapestry, and Hndicrafts of  Madeira Museun) is an institute responsible for the certificates of quality attributed to both Madeira Embroidery and Madeira Wine. This institute is also responsible for the promotion and advertising of these regional products, namely Embroidery, Wine, Tapestry and Handicrafts.

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