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The Italians, the masters of the unspoken art

Some scholars argue that these iconic hand movements have been with the Italians for centuries, they were introduced by the Greeks who once colonized Southern Italy. In crowded southern Italian cities, there was a need for competition to call attention on oneself. The beauty of Italian hand gestures is also evident in how the countless different meanings can be constructed through creative use of the hands. It is more than speaking, it is expressing a feeling, an unspoken art.

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Murano - Venetian Handcrafting

Glass blowing artisans may use modernized tools today, but the essence of working with glass remains an ancient art. The technique can be traced back to 3500 BC in Mesopotamia (today’s Iraq). Throughout history, the basic knowledge and techniques of glass blowing have been highly coveted, and at times, held sacred by only a select few.

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