Crockery at Barcelos Fair, Saint Miguel, Portugal - - - Louça de Barcelos na Feira de S.Miguel by Eudora Porto, via Flickr - - - The rooster is the symbol of the town of Barcelos, & their earthenware crockery is famous. “Faiança" is a technique used in Portugal for glazing earthenware & pottery.
The cock of Barcelos (Galo de Barcelos) is an image synonymous with Portugal. It is emblazoned on post cards, tiles, souvenirs and is quite distinctive with it's brightly coloured plumage. It is believed that the rooster brings luck since it was a gift.