The complex and rich patrimony of the typical, traditional and artistic craftwork of Sardinia and the majority of countries that look out over the Mediterranean, expresses one part of a legacy of the agropastoral culture of these places.
With the passage of time under the influence of all those different cultures that have marked the history of the Mediterranean area, this wealth of experience and knowledge has been able to elaborate extremely refined aesthetic codes.
The craftwork of today stands out for its origninality, the essentiality of its lines and shapes and for its hiqh quality workmanship. Nowadays traditional craftsmanship demonstrates a material culture which clearly shows the evidence of a strong link with the legacy of popular art from the past and which can contemporaneously assorb and re-elaborate novel cultural contributions.
This capacity for renewal has ensured that styles, shapes and colours, the fruits of an artisan's creativity, always keep up with the times. The varied range of materials, the different techniques in use, the wealth of knowledge safeguarded by these expert "master craftsmen" are trasformed by their skilled hands into wonderful handmade objects, complementary furnishings and woven, embroidered, ceramic, basketwork, wrought iron, stone, wood and glass goods.