Gallery: The rugs that paint the Alentejo with colour and history

Gallery: The rugs that paint the Alentejo with colour and history

The Mantas Alentejanas are a tradition of long centuries in the Alentejo. Initially used by shepherds in the coldest times, over the years, it has become a symbol of the region. The ‘Fábrica Alentejana de Lanifícios’ of Reguengos de Monsaraz plays a very important role in the continuity of the history of these blankets. When this traditional art was disappearing, Mizette Nielsen gave her a new life.