Sardinian handicraft

Jewelery, carpets, tools ...

Sardinia is a region characterized by a flourishing crafts; many are, even today, the activities which, faithful to tradition, offering typical products.

Sardinian handicraft

Sardinia is a region characterized by a flourishing crafts; many are, in fact, even today, the activities which, faithful to tradition, offering typical products: from knives to painted pottery, wrought iron, filigree jewelry in gold and silver,  hand-woven rugs and embroidered shawls, continuing with the granite processing, the knives production and especially the cork dating back to the Romans, who used it for the sandals production, and to cover the jars.

 

Sardinia and its Craftsmanship share a long history, made up of traditions and men who have worked to be able to take advantage by what a land so beautiful had to offer.

Each country has its own characteristics, usually very old, as the granite extraction and processing, the rock that characterizes the entire Gallura's territory . The weaving of rugs, carpets and tapestries, always been Aggius' craftsmen's proud _, is still carried out using wooden frames, which impose an exclusively manual processing. The production of baskets, bins and seats of chairs and stools is typical of Luras' laboratories , they also carry on this work, following the weaving ancient art priciples.
Throughout the Gallura, is widespread knives forging craft with a blade very particular and tip free , which is called gaddhuresa and which is essential for the correct cork cutting .

 

The cork is the Galluran craft production's most important element, the one that best identifies with the Sardinian reality and this area in particular. Cork is a gift of nature through a tree, Quercus Suberum, which is collected and patiently hand-crafted by skilled artisans. The quality and quantity of cork applications have been known for over two thousand years, for centuries has been a valuable element from which derive essential items.
They made floats for fishing nets, shoes, tiles, containers for the ricotta production , covers for jars and bottles, plates, salt shakers and calibrated measures for the cereals and legumes sale.
The country which is considered the capital of the cork is Calangianus. The cork processing origin was brought by the French who taught the cork extraction and processing art to the locals who until that moment were essentially shepherds. Initially there were many laboratories in the country, in 1851 opened the first factory, devoted entirely to the cork manufacture, so that, even today in Calangianus working the 70% of the Sardinian cork production that even today, thanks to its characteristics of impermeability elasticity and lightness for the caps for bottle , footwear and for the furnishing production. In artistic handicraft it is, instead, used as material for the utensils , trays, decorative elements and clothes realization.