The running horse and the jockey who rides it have been represented with great skill and precision, to give the work a realistic effect with great visual impact. The papier-mâché has been worked with care, and enriched with engravings of Renaissance motifs on gold, silver and copper leaf, creating an effect of great elegance and refinement.
The work can be displayed as a decorative element in the home or office, to add a touch of elegance and tradition to your home or workplace. Furthermore, it can become a special gift for lovers of art, Italian culture, Siena and the world of horse racing.
Let yourself be conquered by the beauty of this unique creation, which blends the mastery of Italian craftsmanship with the passion for the tradition of the Palio di Siena.
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Yes, but what is papier mache?
Papier mache is a crafting technique that involves using a paste made from paper and adhesive to create objects. The paste is applied to a mold or armature, and then layers of paper or other materials are added until the desired shape is formed. Once the object has dried and hardened, it can be painted, decorated, or otherwise finished.
Are your products really made in Italy?
Yes, all of our products are made in our Florentine workshops using traditional techniques and materials. We are committed to maintaining the integrity of the papier mache craft and honoring its history in Italy.
What sets your products apart from other art pieces?
Our commitment to traditional craftsmanship and attention to detail are what set our products apart. Each piece is handmade by skilled artisans using time-tested techniques and the highest quality materials. We also strive to bring creativity and innovation to our designs, while staying true to the art of papier mache.
How should I care for my papier mache art piece?
Papier mache is a relatively delicate material, so it's important to handle your art piece with care. Avoid exposing it to excessive moisture or direct sunlight, as this can cause the material to weaken or fade. You can clean your piece with a soft, dry cloth or a small amount of water and a mild soap, being careful not to soak the surface.
Can I request a custom art piece?
Yes, we welcome custom orders and are happy to work with you to create a unique and personalized art piece. Please contact us with your specific request and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Are your products eco-friendly?
Yes, our products are eco-friendly as we use only recycled paper and we also ensure that our production processes have minimal impact on the environment. If you would like us to ship the product in a paper-only packaging let us know in the order.
We ship with DHL, Poste Italiane and UPS, depending on which is the best option for your destination country. Shipments in Italy usually take 1-2 days, in Europe 3-5 days and in the world generelly up to a few weeks.
As soon as the product will be ready and shipped we will provide you with a tracking code for you to keep updated about the movements of your precious new acquisition.
Get in touch
If you would like to request any kind of variation or personalisation to your order don't hesitate to get in touch with us and/or add a note to your order.
The creative studio
We're Firenze of Papier Mâché, based in Florence, Italy. Our workshop has been creating traditional italian masks and other papier mâché creations since the 1980s. We offer creative imagination and ideas to innovate a represent beauty and emotions using ancient techniques of hand-made papier mâché.
From Mind to Hands
Collaborating with artists has allowed us to experiment with different new techniques, including gold and silver leaf engraving. Our collaboration with sculptors has led to combining masks and sculptures and this allowed the creation of many of our iconic pieces. Our city Florence has inspired us to combine the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci and pay homage to Pinocchio and the Ponte Vecchio.
Our work tools are and remain our hands. In all these years our mind and imagination have travelled extensively but the materials, techniques and faithfulness to a tradition of craftsmanship have remained unchanged. All our creations are made in our Florentine workshops respecting traditional techniques, history and the materials that we use. All these aspects combine to guaranty the highest quality of our products.