HNW - Portuguese/Arraiolos or needleworked rugs Friday.Valentine at
Tue Sep 1 12:11:13 PDT 1998

Greetings all. Please excuse the duplication as I've posted this same
question to other lists.

I am looking to connect with other folks who do needleworked rugs,
especially if you do the Arraiolos or Portguese needleworked rug
technique. I am desperately trying to document these earlier than the
1620 earliest extant rug example that I've found. However, if I will
also be happy if I can trace a tradition of these rugs.

My documentation so far is the Patricia Stone book "Portuguese
Needleworked Rugs", Fernando Baptista de Oliveira's Historia e tecnica
dos tapetes de Arraiolos (even if I can't read Portuguese yet) and the
TI article by Elizabeth Bennett on European needleworked rugs (I don't
have the exact citation here at work).

Any help would be appreciated.

Rafaella d'Allemtejo, AnTir

Friday K. Valentine, MLS
Database Services Specialist, Blackwell's Books
friday.valentine at
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
good with ketchup.


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