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Cassa Barbaricina (typical Barbagia chest)

The artefact

This exquisite wedding chest faithfully reproduces the typical Barbagia pattern in shape and rich decoration, according to a freely composed alphabet of traditional symbols, ancient expressive language carved with great craftsmanship. Made entirely by hand with seasoned local chestnut wood selected for its aesthetic rendering of the grains, this piece of furniture is solidly built and has the traditional top opening.


Materiali: Legno
Tecniche di lavorazione: Decorating with traditional carving in Sardinia
Dimensioni: Height 88 cm; Length 160 cm; Width 60 cm
Località di produzione: Samugheo

Artigiano: Giovanni Barra
Settore: Wood

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