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  • This original wooden stool that conceptually recalls the small stool used traditionally near the hearth has clear-cut essential lines.

  • Characterised by the sophisticated use of contrasting colours, these quality chopping boards are skilfully crafted with artistic creativity using cutting waste. Unique pieces that differ in geometric composition, they feature the natural colours of the variety of wood used.

  • Being a timeless object, the draughts is hand-crafted in walnut and fir wood, with moulded checkerboard marquetry, pieces carved individually by hand and small drawer.

  • Comforting, like a hug, this cradle in Sardinian chestnut wood is meticulously handcrafted so as to enhance the natural features of the wood, which is combined with the fine interweaving of hemp ropes made exclusively by hand.

  • It has the shape of Sardinia with a stylized version of the original and precious handcrafted tray made of chestnut wood. Accurate details express the artisan’s technical ability and versatile craftsmanship.

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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.