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Whistle Craftsmanship

Whistle Craftsmanship fischietti uccellini

Making ceramics and terracotta is the most popular craftsmanship in Apulia, supported by several red clay caves present in the area. Very important is the town of Grottaglie near Taranto. They still use the traditional operating system for every products, but the most particular and funny good is terracotta whistle.fischietti di animali

The first terracotta whistle was found in the castle about in the 4th century.

Apulian craftsmen are the best in whistle making. So you can find a whistle of every shape and size: every kind of animals, several jobs, sexy lady, politic and showmen characters.

First they set the clay and then  they press it in a double gypsum mould and then they put them in a typical oven, sometimes for four day. At the end they can paint them with brilliant colors.fischietti

Since few years ago, in Rutigliano (BA), during  Saint Antonio festival, protector and saint patron of countrymen, every fiancÚ used to give a present to his lover, a basket of fruits and a whistle with cock shape. As we told the most popular cities for terracotta whistle are Rutigliano and Ostuni, where there are fairs and exhibitions about them. As well as in Gargano, Apulian land, and Vieste you can find the whistle better fit you or the funniest to give for a present.







 
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