Papier-mache: Farmer with prickly Pears
  • Papier-mache: Farmer with prickly Pears
  • Papier-mache: Farmer with prickly Pears
  • Papier-mache: Farmer with prickly Pears
  • Papier-mache: Farmer with prickly Pears

Papier-mache: Farmer with prickly Pears

Price:
€380.80
This piece encloses the tipicality of Salento: the farmer Life. In order to remain faithful to our Laboratory we could not avoid to choose prickly-pears, Salento's traditional Plants with excellent fruits.

Papier-mache is an Art which is deeply rooted in Lecce; this art has been transmitted from Papier-mache's Teachers, who keep jealously the Knowledge of ancient manifacturing's Technics, totally unchanged for over 400 Years.

Born in order to adorn the inside-part of Churches with sacred Statues, Papier-mache absumed then a more profane Meaning, being Statues used first for rich and aristocratic Families' Nativity Scenes from Lecce and adopted soon after to become (in last Years) part of the exclusive Furniture that is shown all Year long. What can appear as a simple pile of stones is in reality a tipical contstuction of Salento: the dry-stone wall, built without concrete or mortar. This Wall represents the Solution to the problem of Fields' delimitation and to the fact that lands were full of stones. Farmers built these Walls, which are very resistant (contrary to what one can imagine). Often are these Walls very ancient.

Material: Cartapesta leccese e terracotta

Dimensions: cm 24 h x 45 l x 43 p

Weight: 9 kg.

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