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  • This small frontal flap-opening chest elegantly synthesises the shapes and fine carving of the traditional wedding chest. Made of seasoned chestnut wood with natural colour and finishes, it can be customised to in size and decoration.

  • The solid mahogany bench shapes are emphasized by processing margin irregularities and surfaces, with special scratched veining effects.

  • 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.

  • Decorated with carved motifs, the elegant handcrafted chair with hay seat, obtained by the fine manual intertwining of local marsh grass. The lines reinterpret the chair characterized by traditional craftsmanship, used to be put at home entrances, next to the traditional wedding chest.

  • The large trays, produced as unique pieces which differ in colour and variety of wood, are characterised by the high-quality mosaic crafting of wood and by the insert of woven fabric, a highly decorative element that reproduces and innovates the motives typical of the local textile tradition.

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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.