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Scalpellino

The ‘tufa‘ (rough, thick, rock-like calcium carbonate deposit) was the raw material from which the scalpellino obtained different artefacts: fonts, mortars, drinking troughs…

It used a harder stone, the ‘mazzaro‘, in order to realize millstones for the wheat and the spelt.

His utensils were limited and rudimentary: he had chisel, hammer and characteristic iron scrapers.

He often manufactured valuable artefacts in marble (columns, ornamental stones…) for churchs and buildings.