Tours by Nexa - Venice: beads of excellence, intangible cultural heritage
Event organised by Nexa - Event & Travel Designers
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 at 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.
Monday 19 September
From 11:00 am
To 12:30 pm