“Verguinha (Óbidos wiker)”
Verguinha is one of the most popular local products and it can easily be found in Óbidos stores.
Mainly, we recommend “Oficina das Artes” also known as the clay workshop – Rua Direita, nº95.
Originary from Italy, the Verguinha technique can be used in many ways.
Here we point out the clay method.
Verguinha is a technique of crossing clay yarns upon a base normally made of plaster.
Usually the base forms are chosen by the artist.
Better than reading, the best way to know about this verguinha and Óbidos Craftworks is visiting Óbidos and watch local artisans work on it!