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  • The original double bed headboard, with a fine, simple ash wood structure, is characterised by the richly varicoloured inserts of woven fabric, prestigious artefacts that represent a skilfully crafted collection of decorative motifs drawn from the local textile tradition.

  • This original and elegant coffee table with masterly mosaic work combining the fine colour effects of different varieties of wood features sophisticated geometric shapes enriched by an insert in loom woven fabric, a distinctive feature of the new B&B line of this artisanal carpenter’s shop.

  • This prized coffee table, which is part of a coordinated line, is meticulously handcrafted so as to enhance the natural features of the wood, which is combined with the fine interweaving of hemp ropes made exclusively by hand.

  • The Grea Own of Happiness holds children's books; the shelf is crafted based on the original design of the artisan.

  • The SU chair, equipped with a wooden seat and back and a painted iron structure, embellished with removable cushions made in collaboration with the “Su Trobasciu” workshop in Mogoro.

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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.