This rug is stitched in a Portuguese rug-stitch called "ponto de Arraiolos". The design of the rug is simple, and does not reproduce in any way the typical designs that this stitch is famed for. Usually they depict flora end fauna in a plain background with elaborated borders, and the colours are more pastel like.This obviously is a free variation of a very beginner maker and lover of the Portuguese traditions. "Ponto de Arraiolos" is a wide spread stitch for making the Rugs that decorate the Portuguese homes.
And the name Arraiolos comes from a place in the Portuguese region of Alentejo.
Some months later...I finished the original plan for the production of this tapestry: I embroidered the "hairs". - you can see the piece without the embroidery in an old post. I do like the new look!!.
Criar é dizer algo. É uma necessidade íntima tão forte como beber ou comer.
Ver, é como respirar e fazer é dar forma para que seja visto.
Crio via pintura, texteis ou modelagem...e ser artista é mesmo a melhor maneira de se viver nesta vida.
Bio: Although I was trained as a painter, my curiosity and creativity spread within different artistic scopes, as well as a painting. I painted professionaly for several years. Animated cinema was a love that years later I could experiment with computers. This led to an M.A qualification. But my long lasting love is textiles. Mum taught me textitle production as a teenager. I seem to be traveling full cicle.