A stone's throw from the Cathedral of Lecce, in the courtyard of a charming sixteenth century building, you can admire the beautiful papier maché creations of Rosaria Pallara, expert artisan, who, fully respecting the Lecce tradition, creates statues and objects of various kinds, from the sacred to the profane. Some of her most outstanding pieces, exceptional for their vibrant colours and fine detail, are the collections devoted to clowns and masks. Her passion for her craft has led her to devote herself to teaching both amateur enthusiasts and professionals.
Monday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 1:30 pm and from 4:30 pm to 9 pm, after hours by appointment
Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 33, Lecce, LE, Italia - +39 338 8243279 - http://www.lacartapestadirosariapallara.wordpress.com
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