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Matera: Handmade Clay Bird Workshop
59 USD
Uncover the ancient art of shaping clay by hand and craft your very own clay cuckoo bird whistle, a quintessential symbol of Matera's rich heritage. Delve into the fascinating story behind the cucù's significance in local culture and take your handmade bird whistle home as a unique souvenir.
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Step into this fascinating workshop where you'll uncover the joy of crafting a unique piece of art with your own hands, getting up close and personal with clay! As you create your handmade masterpiece, you'll be preserving a piece of history, culture, and tradition. The raw clay, abundant in Basilicata, is transformed into a precious medium: ceramics. With a rich history dating back to the Neolithic era, over 8,000 years ago, terracotta has left an indelible mark of human presence. Its artistic footprint is unmistakable. In this laboratory, you'll bring to life the famous "Cuckoo," a whimsical whistle that embodies the cultural essence of Matera. This bitonal, onomatopoeic treasure is not only a testament to tradition but also a token of love.