Piccole Tentazioni


This technique was born inside a current of thought spread among the German bourgeoisie in the first half of the 19th century, after the fall of Napoleon: they were in search of peace, family life, values such as modesty, diligence, loyalty, sense of duty. They sought the protection of their home, which was to be as warm, comfortable and pleasant as possible, goal achieved also through the commitment of women in small manual jobs. Always following this trail, in this period there was a diffusion of the habit to decorate the house for the holiday season, in ways similar to today's ones .
They created then, as we do today, compositions with spices (cloves, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, cardamom, vanilla beans, ginger ...), canutiglia (a very thin twined wire, usually gold or silver-colored), beads and satin ribbons. As time went by, other materials has been added to the list, such as berries, pinecones, seeds holders of some trees (such as beech and eucalyptus), coffee, corn, pumpkin seeds, dried citrus fruits ...
The creations you can produce are endless, both as standalone compositions and as decorations to embellish simple objects: bouquets, pins, wreaths, pomander (dried citrus fruits with inserted cloves), baskets, boxes ... And thanks to the spices with which they are made, all bring with them a particular and nice scent.

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