APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Matera and its Hill (MT) - Wood Handcraft

In the towns of Grassano and Montalbano Jonico, wood working is very widespread.

In the XVIII century, it was already present in Matera and Montescaglioso too, where craftsmen made precious furniture, mostly using chestnut and walnut wood.

Church wooden choirs, doors, furnishings, sheep collars, bowls, ladles, spoons, barrels, kegs and ‘iascarelli’ (small inlaid beech flasks) are testimony to this production.