Arraiolos rug

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Detail of the corner of an Arraiolos rug.

An Arraiolos rug, Arraiolos tapestry, Arraiolos carpet or Portuguese needlework rug (in Portuguese, Tapete de Arraiolos) is an embroidered wool rug made traditionally in the small town of Arraiolos, Portugal, since the Middle Ages.[1] They are inspired by Persian carpets.[2]

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Fleming, John & Hugh Honour. (1977) The Penguin Dictionary of Decorative Arts. London: Allen Lane, p. 35. ISBN 0713909412
  2. ^ "Arraiolos rug" in The New Encyclopædia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 15th edn., 1992, Vol. 1, p. 585.
  • BAPTISTA DE OLIVEIRA, Fernando. 1992 "Tapeçarias Decorativas de Arraiolos".