Arraiolos Needlepoint Carpet

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Design: Arraiolos Needlepoint Carpet
Style: Antique Portuguese
Origin: Portugal
Material: 100% wool
Colors: Ivory, Blue
Size: 16'4" X 16'1”
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Portuguese Arraiolos Needlepoint Carpets have a history that dates back to the Elizabethan Era. These rugs consist of stitches embroidered onto canvas to create the design. This is a different technique from hand-knotted wool rugs that are typically found within Oriental carpets.

Portuguese Carpets originated in Jewish communities who were ordered to leave quickly when Queen Isabella ousted the Moors and Jews from Spain in 1492. These outcasts landed in the Portuguese town of Arraiolos, quickly establishing themselves with their knowledge of needlepoint and began creating these masterful antique rugs, and offering them to the marketplace.

Portuguese needlepoint carpets show a significant Spanish influence in the patterns and motifs. Many of them resemble Spanish tiles, while others display the influence of Persian carpets, which were imported into Spain and Portugal from the 1600s onwards. These incredible rugs display balance and symmetry, allowing these carpets to blend harmoniously with the ever evolving trends among the interior decorating community.

These rugs are rare and highly collectible, and they hold a unique and special place in history. You are sure to find the perfect piece that will make a beautiful addition to your collection, and will be treasured for decades to come.