The tradicional blanket "Cobertor de Papa" is produced in the village of Maçainhas, near Guarda, in a region where textile production was promoted by the Marquis of Pombal. He received a large amount of profit from the manufacture of these blankets that were once very popular. Nowadays there is only one loom left that still works in the "Genuino Cobertor de Papa" Association. Seasonally, in the summer, the churra wool, which is thick and long, is colected from local sheep. It is then spun and woven in an old entirely manual loom. It goes to the ancient stamping process to wash and felting, then to the carding machine, which pulls sheep wool, and at last is stretched to dry in the sun. This is the only way to obtain the original, warm and consistent blanket, whether plain or colored. The blanket can have longer or shorter wool.