SHOP IN SARDINIA

What to bring home from Sardinia

Foodie Stuff
Mirto
Cannonau Wine
Vermentino Wine
Fiore Sardo (Pecorino Sardo)
Pane Casarau
Bottarga
Fregola
Sweets from Durke
Sardinian Crafts
Textiles; Weaving, Embroidery
Knives
Weaved Baskets
Jewellery
Pottery
Cork Craft
Glass
Leather
Metals
Wood

SARDINIAN CRAFTS

Sardinia’s crafts were born based on the necessity of every day life; weaved baskets and potteries for storing food, knives for the shepherds and farmers working in the field or just simply to slice food on the table and woven fabrics for tablecloths and blankets. Over the centuries, Sardinian crafts became more decorative and locally refined; motifs of designed elements have been introduced using flora and fauna elements or geometrical patterns and colour schemes on the textiles became much more expressive and localised. All the crafts here are made still using traditional methods, and make for perfect souvenirs. Now guaranteed by I.S.O.L.A. (Istituto Sardo Organizzazione Lavoro Artigiano), an organization set up in 1957 to promote craft activities in Sardinia, the craft industry has been since growing and getting much deserved praise of their own.
The Artisan Craftsmanship of Sardinia

Knives

Sardinians discovered the importance of “cutting tools” in everyday life as early as the Nuragic era and have been making knives ever since. Rare skills are involved in making these knives; all hand-made and only using traditional methods and Sardinians have been mastering these skills for ages.
Since the Ancient Times

Textiles

Practiced almost exclusively by women, weaving and embroidery have been the richest form of expression and provided important economic power to women in rural Sardinia. The ways of making this art form is passed down from generation to generation and their stories are told in motifs that are taken from the natures, animal kingdom and geometric patterns.
Power to the Women

WHERE TO BUY WHAT

Tapestries, rugs and wall hangings from Samughero and Ulassai
Shawls (Scialle in Italian) from Oliena
Filigree Jewellery from Cagliari, Alghero and Dorgali
Ceramics from Oristano, Sassari and Assemini
Weaved Baskets from Castelsardo and Oristano
Knives from Arubus and Pattada
Local Specialities

What we brought back

And some edible delights but we finished eating them all before getting a chance to snap the photos…