Weaving woollen blankets is one of the region’s oldest traditional arts. At the Mértola Weaving Workshop, a cooperative of weavers continues to keep this tradition alive. The decorative motifs of these blankets are similar to an ornamental style seen in ancient Berber traditions, which is also found in archaeological objects.
The workshop includes a store where several of the articles manufactured here are sold: woollen blankets, patchwork rugs, linen towels, socks and a lot more. The workshop still provides a display of ancient instruments linked to wool and linen activities, as well as an exhibition of textiles manufactured in the workshop and the hill-side settlements of the county.