Typical handicrafts of Sardinia, some tips

Handicrafts of SardiniaSardinia is a land that always has a great tradition of craftsmanship. The handicraft  that are produced have been tools of everyday life and in some cases means of livelihood of the local economy but now are also popular souvenirs for tourists, curious and lovers of beauty.

There would be many handicrafts of Sardinia to speak about, but certainly some products are distinguished by reputation such as the famous Mamoiada masks that are worn by Mamuthones during the Carnival representation of the city.

Masks are made ​​of pear wood painted in black color and shows very sharp facial features.

But we should not forget other typical handicrafts of Sardinia such as the Pattada knives. These knives are made of horn of mouflon and are the result of a tradition of craftsmanship as old as fine. Their production is also related deeply to the tradition of shepherds on the island. Sardinia confirms its wealth of products and this connection we should mention the famous baskets made ​​of asphodel in Ollolai. In fact born from the art of weaving that dates back to ancient times and who handed down from mother to daughter from family to family.

Last but not least the realization of golden handicrafts especially in the area of Alghero where the creation of artifacts is very valuable also linked to the use of coral for the jewelry production of Sardinia.

 

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