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  • The simple and classic lines of the solid table chair are inspired by an ancient model of Mogoro tradition, reinterpreted thoroughly to achieve greater comfort of use.

  • 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.

  • It reinterprets the Sardinian tradition chest with skilful craftsmanship, and offering a refined monastic touch called "Gesuita di Oliena"; the precious cabinet is handcrafted using lime wood and decorated with valuable and original incisions.

  • The elegant floral pattern reinterprets the delicate volumes of magnolia flowers with technical virtuosity.

  • A re-visitation of the wedding chest with rich engraved decorations typical of Sardinian tradition, this chest in chestnut and tulipier wood is crafted with stylistic fidelity in form and in the decorative composition, made modern and characteristic by sober painting highlighting the cen

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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.