House of Wool and Pisão of Bucos
Bucos is a village of Cabeceiras de Basto who continues to work the wool through traditional processes. Was 2005 the Municipality of Cabeceiras de Basto in collaboration with the Board of Bucos Parish, He created the project of the House of Wool. His great mission, safeguard and preserve a tradition, an unquestionable heritage of this village where the know-how passed down from generation to generation.
Headquartered in the former elementary school Bucos, the House of Wool works as a center of interpretation of the work of wool, It is possible every Wednesday afternoon and Thursdays live monitor the execution of various works of wool, carried out by a group of women who like to share with those who visit the secrets of wool.
The designer Helena Cardoso, has been supporting this project by joining, a perfect marriage, the ancestral know-how, wool crafted by hand and contemporary creativity.
Here visitors can purchase socks, blankets and covered in Bucos made since time immemorial, but also, more contemporary works such as scarves, coats, sweaters, gloves, hats, scarves and pillows.
This is one of many reasons to visit Cabeceiras de Basto. Come the House of Wool, the village of Bucos and acquires products 100% Portuguese!
The House of Wool is served by national roads 205 (Braga / Povoa de Lanhoso / Vieira do Minho / Cabeceiras de Basto), 206 (Guimarães / Fafe / Arch of Baúlhe following the EN 205), 210 (Amarante / Celorico de Basto / Mondim de Basto / Arch of Baúlhe following the EN 205), 311 (Guimarães / Fafe / Cabeceiras de Basto and Montalegre / Boticas / Cabeceiras de Basto), as well as the A7 (Povoa do Varzim / Vila Pouca de Aguiar). In Cabeceiras de Basto should follow the directions of Bucos. Visitors can move the House of Wool using the following trucking services: TRANSDEV - Arch Baúlhe / Braga (via Cabeceiras de Basto and Povoa de Lanhoso), Porto / Ribeira de Pena - Express (via Cabeceiras de Basto, Fafe and Guimarães), Cabeceiras de Basto / Ribeira de Pena (via Formoselos) or Mondinense - Cabeceiras de Basto / Amarante, Cabeceiras de Basto / Harbour (via Fafe and Guimarães).
Source: (Museum, 2016)