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  • This excellent solid square coffee table with mosaic work combining the elegant colour effects of different varieties of wood features a fine design with large geometric shapes on the central stone in granite.

  • Men and women outside their happy homes are represented in positions that encourage new dialogues and thus stories yet to be told.

  • The elegant nightstand has classic lines and is crafted using solid walnut wood with moulded frames and shaped feet. Finely crafted, it is part of a collection including other matching bedroom furniture.

  • The Shardana glasses, with their elegant forms in black Indian buffalo horn with light streaks, are part of the prized handicraft production of Arias Eyewear.

  • This alder wood engraved and hand-painted mask is part of a collection of zoomorphic figures (a pig, in this case) of the traditional carrasecare, the carnival of Ottana.

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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.