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Handicraft

In the land of Aspromonte ancient craft traditions are still alive. Many of the local activities and workshops featuring some places and represent a diffusion instrument for disseminating techniques and ancient abilities. For example wood is used in many areas such as the production of musical instruments, including drums and bagpipes, and objects, including agricultural and pastoral objects and the most typical handicrafts too.

The textile crafts, along with the art of embroidery, is widespread throughout the Hellenistic area of Aspromonte, with the production of blankets made of broom ​​of colorful fabric made to the frame, le pezzare, obtained by cutting old clothes. In Gerace are produced pots, watering cans, whistles and cones for gardens by working the ceramic, while handworking the wicker chestnut are produced baskets and containers of various kinds.

Basket maker
Basket maker
(photo by: Carmelo Fiore)
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