In the store you will find regional traditional handicraft products as well as some design products from cultural industries, in a combination of good taste with tradition and innovation side by side.

I try to represent the best craftsmen and be a link that guarantees the authenticity of the products.

In this way it offers a diversity of products both to represent the region and to respond to the varied needs of the customers. Some products are utilitarian and others are decorative, but quality is a requirement for all.

All the money goes for the local and to people who are skillful - some of that very old, being an incentive for the continuity of crafts and a bet on sustainability.

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Our Arraiolos Rug's

Brief history: Arraiolos Rug's are original from Arraiolos town and its beginning is a mystery to all, including academics. The oldest known reference is from the 16th century. The rugs had their golden period in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, then during the nineteenth century there was a decay and production stopped, then reappearing in 1916 following an exhibition of Arraiolos Rug's at the Carmo Convent in Lisbon, organized by the illustrious Arraiolan painter Dordio Gomes. After 1974 a few dozen stores appeared with reproductions of old rugs and some looking for some innovation. By the 21st century only a few of these stores survived.

As we like Arraiolos Rugs a lot and recognize their reputed quality, at Alentejo Heritage we invest in a small production where we bet on a line of rugs that respects what we consider to be the tradition of the rugs (stitch, background, bar and fringe) with creation of new designs with inspiration on regional motives, in an attempt to combine sobriety, contemporaneity and innovation. Finally, since there is no type of certificate that guarantees that an Arraiolos rug is embroidered locally, we decided to identify the embroiderer of each of our rugs, proving our values ​​as a serious bet on the sustainability of handicrafts and the populations that hold the knowledge.

Star

Drawing: Zé Gandaia

Embroiderer: Maria Adelina Rocha

Measure: 1,01 cm x 0,74 cm (possibility to adapt to other measures)

Description: This rug is an inspiration in the Portuguese tiles of the 17 th century. So it has only two colors, blue and white. It is also an attempt to create a three-dimensional drawing, giving depth to the rug, as seen by the overlapping of leaves and branches, which is totally innovative in Arraiolos rug's.

Value: 321 €   

Clove

Drawing: Zé Gandaia

Embroiderer: Maria Vitória

Measure: 1.12 cm x 0.78 cm

Description: Inspiration in Portuguese tiles, so it has two shades of blue and a repetitive grid pattern. The clove are an allusion to freedom in Portugal. They also symbolize prosperity or good fortune.
This rug is very easy to adapt to any measure.

Value: 375 €

Dom Pedro

Drawing: Zé Gandaia

Embroiderer: Maria Vitória

Measure: 1.07 cm x 0.75 cm

Description: These drawings are a whole creation of the artist. In the background is visible a heart, is a drawing dedicated to unconditional love. This rug makes a couple with "Dona Inês". They are therefore also a tribute to this novel of the history of Portugal.
These designs are in three shades of green and a white, but it is possible to adapt to the colors of the customer's taste as well as the adaptation of the measurements.

Value: 345 €

Dona Inês

Drawing: Zé Gandaia

Embroiderer: Mariana dos Santos

Measure: 0.93 cm x 0.66 cm

Description: These drawings are a whole creation of the artist. In the background is visible a heart, is a drawing dedicated to unconditional love. This rug makes a couple with "Dom Pedro". They are therefore also a tribute to this novel of the history of Portugal.
These designs are in three shades of green and a white, but it is possible to adapt to the colors of the customer's taste as well as the adaptation of the measurements.

Value: 263 €

Magical rug

Drawing: Zé Gandaia

Embroiderer: Maria Adelina Rocha
                        Maria Victoria

Measure: 1.58 cm x 1.04 cm

Description: This drawing is a whole creation of the artist, being that only asked for a red background. In the background there are two shades of red where we can see a flower of four petals very subtle. The yellow flowers sparkle from among the branches and are the soul of this rug. It is a drawing whose combination of motifs and vibration of colors carry us into fantasy and into the dimension of the sacred through its red background.
It is possible to adapt the measures.

Value: 730 €