Portugal BU 2015
|Theme||Bedspreien Castelo Branco|
The 2015 BU set from Portugal has the theme of the æBedspreadsÆ of Castelo Branco. Castelo Branco is a region in eastern Portugal. Since the thirteenth century very special bedspreads have been made there. These are made of linen and are embroidered with silk. They can have simple motifs or special motifs. The special motifs were more or less embroidered by the richer people. Many motifs also came from the East where the Portuguese gained inspiration during their voyages of discovery. The bedspreads were used as part of the bride's wedding and were shown to the guests on her wedding day while the groom showed the guests around the house. The 2015 Portuguese BU set comprises the complete set of 2015 Portuguese coins from the 1 cent up to the normal 2 Euro coin. The issue of this set is 10,000 copies.