Manufactura de Tapeçarias de Portalegre, founded in 1946, is exclusively dedicated to the production of decorative wall tapestries of art, using its own technique, entirely manual, "the Portalegre weave". The materials used are pure wool and cotton.
The Tapestry of Portalegre is a work of art that results from a unique partnership between the artist, the draughtswoman, and the weavers. Always starting from an original painting, it is its transposition to another support, revealing another dimension of that work.
The artist recognizes the Tapestry as his own work by signing the “bolduc”.
Portalegre Tapestries besides being works of art also create comfort due to their properties as sound and temperature isolation.
The Manufacture in Portalegre can be visited by appointment
Galeria Tapeçarias de Portalegre,
Rua Academia das Ciências, 2J 1200-004 Lisboa
Manufactura de Tapeçarias de Portalegre,
Rua D. Iria Gonçalves, 2 7300-298 Portalegre
Image (with work in progress) credit: Filipa Pinto da Silva