01 Mar Calabria handicrafts
Posted at 17:32h in Calabria holidays
The proximity to the sea has favored the activity of the shipwrights, today represented by a single shipyard where fishing and pleasure boats are still made.
Once a time the clay crafter activity was very flourishing, a very famous handicraft was vucali, mugs that were used for water or wine, as well as the blankets and rugs that the skilled female hands weave on handlooms; embroideries of lively colors, suggested by the colors of the surrounding landscape, were used to enhance pieces of the trousseau.
Fishing currently has a great economic value, and it is carried out with a large fleet of fishing vessels. Fish has a great gastronomic value and which supplies a good part of the fish market in the district.