Here are three rugs stitched by me. The arraiolos rugs are known in many countries and we can find many, in palaces and castles carpeting the floors, as well as tapestries done in the same stitch hanging in many walls.
The first record we have of "arraiolos" goes back to the 15th century. Arraiolos is the name of a village, whose name goes hand in hand with this embroidery.
I hope you like them and in a near future (work allowing) I will make some photos of the steps to make such a rug and of the stitches. One of the photos shows the back of the rug which has to be as perfect as the front.