Local handicraft

Discovering the Sarrabus Artisans


The Sarrabus area, in addition to being renowned for good food, is also an important area of ​​production and handicrafts.

Among the most important activities we can certainly indicate Sardinian ceramics, weaving with ancient looms, textile workshops and the creation of well-made basketry.

The Sardinian handicraft artifacts were designed for their daily use. We can say that due to their shapes and colors, they assert themselves with distinctive features that make them recognizable as elements of popular art.

In Villaputzu, in summer, you can admire this variety of objects in the Sarrabese Handicraft Exhibition, where you can find antiques, fabrics, blankets, carpets and tablecloths made on a loom and crocheted embroidered tableware.

The trash can.

These particular types of woven containers were used to process flour and its derivatives and in other domestic situations.

The baskets were an integral part of every bride’s trousseau.

The classic shape of the baskets is circular and today they are used in various ways, as a bread holder, linen holder or as a decorative basket that can be combined with any environment and furniture.

Handcrafted wood processing.

The production of wooden elements was made for the needs of agricultural work. “Su fusteri” was the figure who took care of the maintenance of the wagons, “Su buttaiu” took care of the construction of the barrels, to arrive then to “Su maistu e linna”, the real carpenter who from his workshop was able to make come out the typical chests inlaid and decorated with shapes of birds, other animals and flowers.

“Sa Resolza”, the artisan knives

It is also possible to come across laboratories and shops that make handcrafted knives, starting from a forged piece of steel that will become a very sharp blade and a deer or mouflon horn that will make up the entirely handcrafted handle.

Iron working.

The art of metal is a complex art. In addition to making handcrafted knives, it is possible to come across wrought iron artifacts, skilfully crafted chandeliers, tables and even tools for the fire such as “cardigas” grills and “schidiones” skewers.

The results of copper processing also arrived in the houses from the old shops, such as some types of boilers and braziers that were usually placed under the table to heat the diners.

Sardinian ceramics.

Another important local tradition is the processing of ceramics. This art was normally intended for the production of tableware.

“Is marigas”, were jugs for water and wine, “sa scivedda”, a large container where fresh pasta was processed.

Today, ceramics also become a decorative element for tiling domestic environments.

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