CORICHEDDUS – SWEETS OR JEWELS?

If I ever received one of these beauties, I am not sure I would even dare eating them – they are beautiful!

Coricheddus (small hearts) are typical Sardinian sweets commonly made of almonds, honey, orange peel and saffron! It takes a lot of time to make them as they are designed by hand, one by one, like jewels!

These sweets are typical of the Nuoro region (central Sardinia) and are often prepared for festive occasions and weddings, when they are offered to the bride and groom! The hearts are often decorated
with flowers, ears, wedding rings and lots of imagination! Other typical shapes are the bird and the pitcher.

Photo by http://myart-robertomurgia.blogspot.com

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A GUIDE TO ARTISAN MUSEUMS AND HISTORICAL SHOPS

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This very interesting guide (in Italian and English) describes the artisans museums and historical shops of Sardinia related for example to art textiles, basket weaving, wrought iron, as well as oil and wine production.

To learn more, download the guide here:
http://www.sardegnadigitallibrary.it/documenti/17_151_20091001165750.pdf

Photo: http://www.omuaxiu.it/

WHEN PASSION BECOMES ART

 

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It’s fascinating the level of detail and patience that was put into these amazing sweets created by the artist Anna Gardu from Oliena (central Sardinia).

Her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HoroDolciArtistici

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A VISIT TO THE COMMUNAL ART GALLERY – CAGLIARI

Escape the beach for just a few hours and head to the Communal Art Gallery of Cagliari, located near the public gardens in the Castello district!

The Gallery holds the greatest collection of works by Sardinian artists, plus a fascinating collection on art trends of the 1960s and the 1980s, a collection of ethnographic materials from Sardinia, dating from the late 18th to the mid 20th century, as well as a large collection of prints.

Address: Giardini Pubblici, viale San Vincenzo, 2 – 09124 Cagliari
Opening times: 10.00 – 18.00 (winter); 10.00 – 19.00 (summer); closed Tuesdays. Tickets: € 6.00 (for adults); € 2.60 (for children); free for children under 6 years. Guided tours of the museum available.

Info: http://www.galleriacomunalecagliari.it/
Photo: www.comunecagliarinews.it

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CREATIVE EASTER BREAD

In Sardinia it is tradition to prepare a very special and elaborated Easter bread, the forms of which are manifold: crown, chick, girl, lapwing, fish, small baskets with holes in the shape of a fruit or flower. Even their names are different: ‘coccoi cun s’ou’, ‘coccoi to pippia’, ‘coccoi de pasca’, ‘coccoi de ou’ and of course many others.

All of these breads are completed by embedding an egg (with the shell) in the dough and sometimes concealing it. This particular bread is considered a symbol of fertility and good luck.

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BYSSUS – GOLDEN SILK FROM THE SEA

If you wander around in Sant’Antioco (San Pietro Island), in South Sardinia, why not pay a visit to the Byssus Museum?

Oh! Never heard about byssus? They are groups of strong and silky filaments, in this case, secreted by the Pinna nobilis, a saltwater clam that lives attach to the seabed. The “Sea Silk” has a long history and is even mentioned in the Bible. It was used to create and decorate gorgeous fabrics by spinning and weaving byssus.

Chiara Vigo is the only sea silk weaver master in Europe. She continues to weave byssus into all sorts of fabrics and clothing items and you can find her at the museum, where she holds workshops to demonstrate the magic of this ancient craft.

Photo: Luigi Garavaglia

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ART & ARTISTRY – SOMETHING FOR YOU LADIES … BUT NOT ONLY!

davidesessaIf you want to bring back an exclusive present for yourself from your holidays in South Sardinia, then you have to visit the shop of Davide Sessa in the historical center of Pula!

The leather craftsman’s signature pieces involve the subtle weaving together of soft leather with cork to produce sophisticated and beautiful shoes, handbags, parasols, wallets, belts and even jackets. Each piece is handmade with the same care and refinement.

So why not bring your own design? For inspiration, visit his Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/davidesessarts/. Very interesting designs!

The shop’s address is Davide Sessa, Artigiano Pellettiere, Corso Vittorio Emanuele 29 c/o Galleria dello Shopping – 09010 Pula (CA)

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