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  • These small crafted and decorated wooden chests are inspired by local tradition. They are available in vibrant colours and balanced lapwing motifs, and intaglio rosettes.

  • Gufo is a hand-crafted and decorated toy made of pinewood, featuring a playful and expressive visual design.

  • This wooden rocking horse is painted in blue, featuring small engravings and scarlet red decorations. This hand-made artefact is created by an imaginative and sensitive artist, designed for those who look for original approaches to the world of toys.

  • It is inspired by the identity of the island: this precious jewelry box is a clever reinterpretation of traditional Sardinian bridal chest. Made of chestnut wood with creativity and craftsmanship, it is decorated with an artful and refined incision, customizable in size and details.

  • Enchanting and welcoming, the Moon Cradle stems from the artistic inspiration of the architect Antonello Cuccu and is representative of the fruitful combination of expert craftsmanship and design, a well-known feature of Pietro Fois’s carpenter’s shop.

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The woodcraft sector in Sardinia, with a its ancient and codified traditions, is expressed in contemporary productions with new and diversified interpretations. Featuring recognizable linguistic traits in its decorations or with new technical and stylistic solutions, the local master craftsmen continue to express the identity of the island through motifs and suggestions.

The traditional carving decoration is created in a masterly manner by means of a burin on the most precious artefacts, such as sa cascia, the hope chest, or with a curt touch in several objects of daily use in agricultural and pastoral contexts. In both cases the marks engraved serve as a language, a written story to be read again and again, the expression of a people with a strong identity. 

Distinctive carnival masks made as part of local tradition. Being included in the carving section, they are crafted in the towns of Ottana and Mamoiada, and more recently in Oristano, worn during the traditional local carnivals, in dynamic and engaging performances.

 

The new interpretations range between free and recent experiences of local history, which resort to woodcraft to create decorative objects, intended as small sculptures. Artist and designer Eugenio Tavolara was the first who, during the first half of last century, designed a series of small dressed sculptures, the puppets, which portrayed characters and scenes of the traditional life in Sardinia.