Sunday, 7 October 2012


Castelsardo was built as an impregnable castle, in fact it turned out to be so secure that the owners found it so difficult to access that it was abandoned. In time the town became the main centre for basket weaving on the island and you can still see little old ladies making baskets on their doorsteps. I hope their are some younger women who are taking up the craft as well or it will die out in time.
 The photos below are of some of the baskets that are housed in the museum in the castle. There are also plain purely functional baskets for bread making, farming and fishing.

I have enhanced some of the colours to make them easier to see as they were all behind glass.

There a large variety of beautiful designs many of them quite intricate.

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