Sculpture at Arraiolos
Arraiolos rugs are traditionally made at Arraiolos, in Alentejo, Portugal.
The arraiolos technique is a form of cross-stitch that completely covers the linen cloth foundation.
The oldest carpets date from the 17th century. They were inspired by Oriental style Persian carpets.
The carpet in this bookcover belongs to the collection of the Victoria and Albert museum in England. It is a 17th century rug bought in 1895.
I only started to appreciate Arraiolos rugs when I learned how to make them.
N&B tile design rug- 2014
Runner with matching rug
Bedroom rug (set of three)
A tile design
Rug with a repetition of pattern (they are the easiest ones to make)