Handmade decorative piece using a specific kind of wild rush found in the swamps along the beaches in Salento that the Artisan handpicks respecting seasonality, availability and lunar cycles.
The rushes are joined with the same thread that fishermen use for their nets, one link binds, the other tightens.
This particular craft is among the ones that is disappearing fastest. The wild grass is increasingly scarce due to severe climate change and artisans are disheartened by the effort, time and energy it demands, which unfortunately isn't valued enough.
Please keep in mind that all CICILEU products are entirely handmade which also means no two pieces are alike. Small imperfections aren't attributed to a manufacturing flaw but to the uniqueness of the product.
Although some products are readily available, the production lead time for pieces out of stock may vary. We will keep you updated once your order is placed.