Thursday, 16 May 2013

Murano - luxury glass

Murano is an island in the Venetian lagoon, actually, and he, like Venice a collection of seven islands connected by bridges. It lies in the northern part - the lagoon, is world famous for an old-fashioned technique of glass production, which is used for making jewelry, ornaments, figurines for every taste, vases, bowls, until crystal chandeliers.

Glaziers of Murano had a monopoly on the production of high-quality glassmaking for centuries, because it is only known in Murano and produced using traditional methods are numerous objects made of glass, objects of contemporary art and design.

Produced a crystal glass, and many other glazing enameled glass (smalto), glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made ​​of glass.
At Murano today there are a myriad of small, private workshops and art studios that are visited by tourists.