this is a Portuguese regional form of embroidery that my aunt doesn for a living. when i was visiting her in Portugal this summer she taught me all of the secrets of this style. it is always done on linen and with silk thread. this is the second one that i ever embroidered:
let me know what you think!!
****thank you so much for all of your comments. however, please do not recreate this pattern or style so the history and integrity of this regional Portuguese embroidery can stay intact. thanks so much, i hope you understand why i am asking for you not to recreate it.****