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What is Murano glass?

Murano glass is a type of high-quality glassware that is handcrafted on the island of Murano, near Venice, Italy. It has a long history dating back to the 13th century and is known for its stunning beauty and craftsmanship. Murano glass is famous for its vibrant colors, intricate designs and unique techniques passed down through generations of skilled artisans.

The art of Murano glass making has been a closely guarded secret for centuries, and the glassblowers of Murano have refined their skills to create stunning works of art. They use different techniques, such as blowing, shaping and cutting, to shape the glass into various objects such as jewelry ( earrings , bracelets , necklaces , watches and beads ), vases, bowls, figurines and chandeliers.

In its thousand-year history of existence, glassblowing tools have not changed. They work with an iron stick, hollow on the inside, one third covered with wood.

At one end of the reed there is a nozzle, at the other - a special thickening for a set of liquid glass, which melts in a furnace at a temperature of more than 1000 ° C. The master picks up a glass ball with a tube , blows into the nozzle and the cavity of the product is filled with air.

One of the most famous techniques in Murano glassblowing is 'millefiori' , where complicated patterns are made by stacking and fusing small glass rods of different colors on top of each other. Another famous technique is "aventurine", where small metal particles are incorporated into the glass to create a sparkling effect.

Because of its unique beauty and craftsmanship, Murano glass is loved by collectors and art lovers all over the world. When purchasing Murano glass, it is important to check the authenticity of the piece, as imitations have been produced in other regions.

All in all, Murano glass is not only a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the glassblowers, but also a cherished part of Italy's cultural heritage and an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

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