Craftsmanship is a still very lively Sardinian tradition: in the past, Sardinian people used natural materials such as soil, wool, vegetal fibres, wood, leather, stones and precious metals to produce objects that were useful for everyday life at work,  celebrations (clothes and accessories), defence, etc..

 

Weaving

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The main raw material used for weaving is sheep wool, woven with vertical and horizontal loom. Vegetal fibres like linen, hemp and cotton are used a lot as well.

Traditional Sardinian costume

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The Sardinian costume (rich in embroideries, finishing touches, jewels) is a part of the traditions in every village, boasting its origin and social status.

Jewels and filigree

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A golden line crosses Sardinian history and arrives to date in its most refined form, the filigree, creating extremely elegant and really beautiful jewels.

Sardinian ceramics

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The expert hands of potters work with craftsmanship the main raw material, the clay, to produce items that ground their roots in the ancient traditions of the Sardinian people.

 

Wood carving

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If you take some chestnut, walnut, cherry or olive wood and put it in the expert hands of carvers together with a chisel and gouge, you will see how an extraordinary traditional artefact is produced.

Baskets

La-cestineria

The experienced twine of reed, asphodel and raffia fibres (which have extremely functional characteristics for producing the traditional basket)  has little by little developed according to the modern aesthetic taste.

Iron manufacturing

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Iron, a poor and very ancient material, perfectly blends with Sardinian traditions and  modern design creating unique items that are real works of art: every single product is special and beautiful  because of its uniqueness.

Taste craftsmanship

Lartigianato-del-gusto

The combination of Sardinian grandmother's cooking techniques and simple ingredients, create typical local products such as “is culurgionis” (particular kind of ravioli filled with potatoes), “is malloreddus” (a kind of pasta made of flour), “sa fregula” (a kind of pasta made of bran), “su pani pintau ” (a special decorated bread), “ su pistoccu” (a kind of flat bread), “is pardulas” (sweets made of ricotta), “is sebadas” (a  fried pastry filled with cheese  and served with honey or sugar), “sa coccoi” (a sort of potato pie) and many others…

Traditional masks

maschere-tradizionali

Ancestral anthropomorphic and zoomorph masks, leather, wool, cowbells and deafening sounds recall mysterious rituals, propitiatory dances and the deep relationship between men and animals. The Sardinian carnival has a unique appeal.

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