The embroidery, worked in the slanted cross stitch that is known in Portugal as Arraiolos stitch, has very remote origins, almost certainly brought to Portugal by Arab influence. With some variations in the application of the technique, it was skillfully exploited for the production of carpets whose decoration, in many cases, reflects an inspiration that places them close to specimens from the Orient.

Attributed to the 17th century, this carpet is considered the oldest within this style to be produced among us. The linen base fabric is entirely embroidered in woollen thread, previously dyed in various colours. The design that constitutes its decoration has the peculiarity of being outlined in stem stitch and the entire remainder of the surface covered in Arraiolos stitch, which in this case is executed in various directions to accompany the movement of the design.