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Traditions

Alabaster of Volterra

Many colors, one tradition

In the special setting of Volterra for centuries working the alabaster. Used since the Etruscan period to decorate the city gives it a sense of purity and radiance similar to marble; This material is still hand-crafted with great care. Like marble, Alabaster is extracted from the "cave". These magical places can be visited to find out the steps of a traditional handwork volterrana; Here the craftsmen experts work to "purify" the raw material.

TheDecorator, the craftsman to which has the task of finishing the block of Alabaster, working the material with great care and respect and must be thoroughly familiar with its features. Is not only adept at wielding the tools of the trade, but must also have knowledge of chemistry.

In fact, alabaster is a unique material for thousands of shades that hires based on the presence in the ground of iron and minerals. The shops of the area stand out even today because they respect the ancient principles of manual processingTuscany, this art fair, is one of the few places where passion creates elaborate known in all over the world for their perfection and refinement.

albero detail
from the same territory