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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Arraiolos Rugs in Evora

We were able to see several spectacular Arraiolos rugs in Evora in the Palace of the Duke de Cadaval.  My father-in-law used to make these, so we have some idea of the time, skill and labor involved.  These are fantastic examples of the art.  Our hotel (Best Western!) also had several smaller examples and one large example on the walls.

Irregular shapes repeating occasionally.  Just amazing.  And huge, this is an area rug.

A traditional pattern of birds and designs.  But quite complex.

A mirror.  It's not a rug.

A jaguar, incredible.

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