In the area of Volterra, Tuscany, there is a particular chalky sedimentary rock, the alabaster, which lends itself to multiple artisanal and artistic processes. The alabaster of Volterra is worked by local artisans with methods dating back to the Etruscan era for the creation of decorations, costume jewelery, furnishings and coverings. Today there are not many ancient workshops left, but the few craftsmen present work alabaster creating works of extraordinary quality. In the city there is also the alabaster museum and a cooperative society that brings together alabaster artisans.
Guardiagrele, Abruzzo, is a real “city of artisans”. Walking through the city centre you will be enchanted by the shops that offer the creations of the typical Abruzzo crafts. In particular, the working of metals is known, strictly connected to the environmental, social and economic conditions that characterized the Municipality until the mid-twentieth century. On the one hand, in fact, the need for self-sufficiency and openness to external influences, on the other, wealthy families wanted to demonstrate their social prestige through the possession of luxury items. Conditions which, put together, inevitably led to the growth of the Guardiagrele artisan shops still present today
Cremona, Lombardy, is the world capital of violin making, the ancient art of making the violin and other stringed instruments. Today there are over 200 shops in the city that carry on a tradition dating back to 1539 when the luthier Andrea Amati developed the Cremonese method in his workshop, a type of processing unique in the world and for this reason registered in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. It is possible to make a reservation to take guided tours of the workshops and observe the stages of violin manufacturing process.
Amalfi paper, also known as Charta Bambagina, is a particular and precious type of paper that has been producting since the Middle Ages. The name Charta Bambagina is due to the particular production process, which, apart from the use of cellulose obtained from wood, starts from collections of white linen, cotton and hemp rags and rags. This particular process, handed down orally over the years, has Arab influence and is linked to the history of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi. Today Amalfi paper is still produced in the city with the traditional method by the Amatruda family and it is mainly used for letters, ceremonies, but also for publishing and art.
In the picture, a particular Amalfi paper from Cartiera Amatruda.
Spilimbergo, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, is known as the “City of Mosaic”. Here national and international artisans work in the Mosaic School of Friuli, founded in January 1922, heir to the ancient Roman and Byzantine mosaic tradition and therefore Aquileia and Venice. In Spilimbergo the decorative mosaic, paving or parietal, is worked. The works that came out of the School and the city laboratories, adorn airports, stations, hotels, subways, universities, royal palaces, public and private residences, gyms, stadiums, cathedrals, mosques, sanctuaries and monasteries in every corner of the world. The art of mosaic is also applied in the creation of jewelry and home furnishings in the numerous shops in the city and its surroundings.
Textile art is an integral part of Sardinia’s cultural heritage and an activity that has always represented a milestone for the island’s economy. Samugheo is undoubtedly the most representative center of Sardinian textile craftsmanship, whose origins can be traced back to the first half of the nineteenth century. In the town, the Sanna family with its SARTAPP brand has been combining tradition with modernity since 1978, and has been making carpets, curtains, cushions and fabrics of various kinds with handcrafted looms in Sardinian wool.
In the picture, a particular manufacturing process in the SARTAPP laboratory.
The hat is a useful tool that protects us from the sun, rain, cold, heat and that reveals our personality. Montappone, Massa Fermana, Monte Vidon Corrado and Falerone in the Marche constitute the most important districts for the production of hats in Italy and Europe. Tradition states that in a predominantly farming hilly land, nothing was thrown away from the harvest and the farmers intertwined the harvested stems, making straw hats in order to shelter from the sun in the fields. Today in Montappone there is the Hat Museum, and there are also many artisans and entrepreneurs who continue to keep the ancient tradition alive
The Coral of Sciacca, Sicily, is unique in the world for its characteristics and its history. Sub-fossil in nature, it has a color ranging from intense orange to pale salmon-pink with brownish and sometimes black spots to testify its volcanic origin. Coral is in fact linked to the history of the Ferdinandea Volcanic Island, which had appeared along the coast of Sciacca for only one year (1831) and then it sank. Coral is now protected and masterfully worked by the coral artisans of Sciacca, including Sabrina Orafa who has been making unique and personalized jewels since 1990, combining the influence of the ancient Sicilian tradition with the Arab one.
In the picture, a particular coral manufacturing process in Sabrina’s laboratory.
Crotone, one of the most important centres of Magna Graecia, is famous for the typical filigree and gold manufacturing that still today follows the style and shapes of the jewellery that once enriched traditional costumes and sacred images. Over the years, in order to make the workmanship more precious, corals, pearls and semi-precious stones have been added to cover the jewels. The uniqueness of these works, which look at the past and project to the future, has allowed us to keep the name of Made in Italy and the Crotone goldsmith art school high. The works that come out of the goldsmiths’ workshops find their place in the field of high fashion and in the entertainment world, in Italy and abroad.
Saluzzo, in the province of Cuneo is known not only for being the birthplace of the writer Silvio Pellico, but also for being the Italian capital of art furniture and restoration. Saluzzo boasts a centuries-old tradition in wood and iron craftsmanship dating back to the 15th century. Every year the city of Cuneo hosts the handicraft exhibition and the story of the “know-how” of the artisans, especially related to wood.
Lorsica is a small village in the Ligurian hinterland known throughout the world for the manufacturing process of damasks, lampas, brocades and silks of all kinds. The origins of weaving in Lorsica can be traced back to the Middle Ages when, in order to escape the production limitations imposed by the rules of the textile corporations of the city of Genoa, the business was located in the coastal and inland areas. The “Figli di Demartini Giuseppe” manufacturing company, from 1500 to today, has dedicated itself to this precious form of craftsmanship using traditional methods, handed down from generation to generation.
In the picture, a particular workmanship of the damask company Figli di Demartini Giuseppe.
The art of ceramics in Civita Castellana was born thanks to the particular type of earth present in this area, made of lithoid tuff, pozzolana and lava produced by the extinct volcanoes of the Sabatini and Cimini mountains, plastic clays and iron oxide. The pottery in this area has been known and handed down for many centuries: the first findings are attributable to the Falisci, a population who disappeared in 241 BC. under the Roman domination. Today there are many colorful craft shops in the area ready to welcome and tell you about .their story and their art.
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