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  • This capacious decorative chest that reproduces the lines of the traditional Sardinian chest is solidly manufactured and hand-decorated with carved motifs. Coated with semi-transparent light-blue paint that shows the fine wood grain, it is enriched with subtle gold and white brush painting.

  • This distinctive traditional wedding chest made of chestnut wood with solid lines and finely carved decorations, is designed as an elegant container in refined natural colours.

  • The large fish, unaware of its own beauty, is engaged in exciting everyday adventures.

  • Scanno, the traditional household stool, is made of decorated wood, engraved and covered with straw. A timeless object, this piece is inspired by the traditional model, proposed in an original many-coloured version with a more contemporary touch.

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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.