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  • This unique chest with central interchangeable panels in glass and wood has an exclusive design characterised by the reinterpretation of the typical motifs of the traditional Sardinian chest. Available in a particular colour rendering, it comes in different sizes and colours.

  • 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.

  • The solid lines of the large cabinet, with its three doors are embellished with carved decorations and Sardinian traditional motifs, thus becoming a contemporary and up-to-date piece of furniture, with the use of the total-white coating and the blue and gold décor.

  • 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.

  • The bunch of grapes, executed following the relief technique, enhances and characterises the high-backed chair, the bottom of which is made of intertwined marsh grass.

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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.