The Sardinian handcraft of Cambales and Tascheddas
Classes & workshops

The Sardinian handcraft of Cambales and Tascheddas

Free cancellation
Language: Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Witness the making of Cambales and Tascheddas
  • Visit a leather workshop on the Sardinian hills
  • Find out about the ancient tradition of local craftsmanship
What to expect

On the Sardinian hills, in Oliena, there is a workshop that carries on an ancient tradition of local craftsmanship: the making of Cambales and Tascheddas. Discover how the master leatherworker manages to combine tradition and innovation!

Once in Oliena, you will walk through the narrow streets of the historic center of the town towards the leather workshop, where, in addition to the rich display of high-quality Sardinian handicrafts, you will also witness the making of Cambales, thick leather leggings that were used by farmers to protect their legs from the weather and the branches. You will then assist in the working of the Tascheddas, leather bags, which were used by Sardinian farmers and shepherds to carry the meal of the day.

Both are products of Sardinian handicrafts of daily use in the agro-pastoral life of the whole island. Find out how today, with a really innovative restyling, the skillful hands of the leatherworker have been able to place these items in a more modern market and with new trends. At the end of this authentic and traditional experience, you will be offered a small handmade souvenir by the artisan leatherworker and a glass of local wine or a traditional dessert.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Practical demonstration of leather working
    • A glass of local wine or a traditional dessert
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 0-10): free of charge
    Where

    Via G. B. Melis, 10, 08025 Oliena NU, Italy

    Meeting point:

    At Corrias 1940 - Calzoleria Pelletteria.

    What to remember
    • There are stairs to access some rooms of the laboratory
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Portale Sardegna
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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