The spirit of a trade of yesteryear gives new life to the creations of Flavio Aquilina and his wife Neve Marino, who since 1983 have been dedicated to the art of marbled paper. Flowing colours, unpredictable patterns and eighteenth-century motifs populate the products of this workshop in Naples, where, between tradition and modernity, papers, fabrics, wood and ceramics are made, decorated completely by hand. The production is limited, and for this reason also precious, and exported all over the world, recognized as a benchmark for quality and excellence.
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The origins of the paper marbling technique go as far back as the 9th century and to Japan. Through the Silk Road, this art reached Turkey, where it became very popular and was named Ebrû (from the Persian word Ebri meaning ‘cloudy’). It is here that Alberto Valese, having learned the basics, was able to […]
The history of the Cartiera Amatruda dates back to the fifteenth century. Here, paper is still handmade, following the ancient Amalfi tradition. A high-quality paper, extremely durable, but also sought-after from an aesthetic point of view, appreciated and exported all over the world. Highly-prestigious works have been printed volumes on this paper, such as Processus […]
Amalfi (SA)Decorative Arts
Since 1976, Il Papiro has been producing objects in paper decorated by hand with techniques inspired by Tuscan regional tradition. In particular, it uses a technique that has almost disappeared, paper marbling. Precisely to illustrate this technique, in the stores, demonstrations are organized by craftsmen, while in the Grassina workshop, customers can personally try experimenting […]
Santino Merico has been working in his Lecce workshop since 1982. There he creates sacred figures, performs restoration work and creates various objects. He makes his pieces on a base, a mannequin made of straw and iron, then covers it in papier maché and delicately paints it. Together with the wide range of products already […]