Two-sided Giant Playing Card from “Il Mercante in Fiera Calabrese di Luca Viapiana” ©2020, accompanied by a Origin Certification. Available in three sizes: Jumbo, Medium, Icona. Back Color at your choosing: Orange, Blue.
As guardians on the edges of steaming altars, the last coalmen, heirs to a thousand-year-old trade dating back to the Phoenicians, resist in Calabria. The term coal derives from the Greek karpho, which means to dry. In fact, the carbonization of wood involves a slow and natural combustion process whose care requires skill, dedication and a lot of effort. The woods of Serra San Bruno (Vibo Valentia) are still scattered with scarazzi, enigmatic sheaves of wood covered with wet straw and soil. This practice, characterized by customary dynamics, entailed the whole family to work in shitfs, and required 30 days of vocation and method.
Jumbo size: € 380 VAT included
Medium size: € 180 VAT included
Icona size: € 90 VAT included