TVGW Virtual Tours by Nexa - VENEZIA: Bottega Cini, a String of Excellence

TVGW Virtual Tours by Nexa - VENEZIA: Bottega Cini, a String of Excellence

The TVGW Virtual Tours by Nexa for Saturday 4 September will "virtually" take you to a beautiful part of Venice, with its magnificent monuments and palaces and significant corners of Venetian history and culture.
And that's not all!

Our guide will take you to Bottega Cini, a treasure trove of the finest craftsmanship, where an exceptional "perlera" - bead-maker - has established her workshop.Have you ever seen up-close how the tiny glass beads (the conterie) are strung with a fan of long thin needles?

Have you ever admired the dexterity of the bead stringer as she creates her precious little masterpieces? You can experience this in detail on our virtual trip to Bottega Cini with Marisa Convento, Vice-President of the Committee for the Protection of the Art of Venetian Glass Beads. An art recognised as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco last December.

Watching Marisa at work composing 'her coral branch', which has now become an icon of style, is like seeing the expertise of almost 700 years embodied in the very beads that the artisan handles with love, while telling her stories of passion and knowledge.

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- Archive: Marisa Convento
- Banner: Bottega Cini
- Photogallery 1,2,3: Marisa Convento
 

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