MIM Castelsardo - Museum of the Art of Weaving

Aggiornato il: 14 giu 2019

MUSEO DELL'INTRECCIO MEDITERRANEO, via Marconi - 07031 Castelsardo

The basketwork of the town of Castelsardo is still considered an ancient skill, not written down but documented and handed down to the new generations by the villagers who inhabit the medieval town. Along the streets of the town one can still come across basketmakers who are both historical and modern figures, sitting in front of their houses weaving with dwarf palm, marine hay or raffia, almost as if they need to communicate this tradition to tourists as well as to their own fellow citizens, Their artifacts, on display for the tourists and passersby, recall the techniques, forms and decorations of the ancient basketworking tradition of Castelsardo but also reflect the personal tastes and innovative talent of the contemporary local craftsmen.

In Sardinia, the varying distribution of the weft fiber on the warp determines the distinction between two different compositional techniques: coiling and twining. To these we can add the techniques used for roofing and mats; for sacred occasions or ceremonies, like the Easter palms; for the caning of the typical Sardinian kitchen chairs; for articles used in daily work activities depending on the type of work involved; fishing creels or breadbaskets.

WELCOME TO SARDINIA OPION: Castelsardo is known as one of the most beautiful villages of Sardinia and the museum reflects the craft and art of local people. Visit of this museum will be a pleasant addition to a stroll in the narrow streets of the old town. Besides this crafts are still alive and praticed.

Opening hours: From January 1 to March 30 and from November 2 to December 31. Open from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

From April 1 to May 1 and from October 1 to November 1 . Open from 9 am to 7 pm

From May 2 to June 30 e from September 1 to September 30. Open from 9.30 am to 9.30 pm. From July 1 to August 31. Open from 9am to 12.30 am Closing day: the 25 th of December morning


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