SEMPRE NOIVA is a family business born in 1985 and located in the typical alentejana village of Arraiolos that runs the manufacturing process of the traditional rugs which have been named after the land that witnessed their born. The origin of the name “SEMPRE NOIVA” is related to an Arraiolos’ legend and shows the company’s worries in ensuring the gathering between the Art, the History and the Culture. We are a young dynamic team which preserves the traditional design of Arraiolos Rugs, without, however, leaving behind the increasing demands and tastes of a globalized and in constant evolution market and of our contemporary clients.
Besides our national artefacts’ trade, we have established, since our foundation an export strategy having today regular clients from the United States, Spain, France, Japan and from all abroad.
We work with the creativity, the technique and the wealth of the Portuguese craft. Our rugs are hand embroidered, basing their manufacturing on the known “Arraiolos stitch”, a variation of the popular cross stitch. Their motifs are a simultaneously oriental, european and regional and they’re enriched by both the originality of their colors and the genuine nature of the wool used. As the work developed exploring classic designs we’re also ready to produce Arraiolos Rugs featuring every background and preference, following the needs and requirements of each customer.