of Alberto Bufali
Terracotta whistles :
The Whistles of Alberto Buffali :
Alberto Buffali, which Preggio, he opened with his longtime friend, Antony Valentini, a laboratory where they carry whistles and where restoring antique furniture. These whistles are all made by hand from a piece of clay, and giving it the shape you want at will, for example: a rooster, a bird, and any other form, and that ‘the object that represents the Italian tradition of whistles.
This tradition and ‘survived ’50 years, and with the arrival of’ industrialization has put into the background, the risk of succumbing to the industry done by machine.
In the past, potters, I also said “the cocciai” realizzavano these whistles for their children to keep them entertained, but above them realizzavano to control the temperature of the oven, which is essential for the production of pottery. The passion for the manufacture of these clay whistles, Alberto discovered in 1992, when a friend showed them his collezzione of whistles, now stored at Masciano, and realized that, in turn, the beautiful. Alberto not to forget this beautiful tradition, began to passionately, learning to build the first simple whistles first, then get to the most powerful models of ‘large and complex.
The origin of these whistles and ‘ancient, in fact date back to the Maya and pre-Columbian peoples who used the whistles to magical rites, auspicious event to humans or agriculture, or as an amulet against the evil eye, and were also used in some Italian regions and in some cities’ are the “saints whistling” during the processions are used whistles to accompany him on his path.
The laboratory of Alberto and ‘in Preggio in Via del Forno, and is’ open all the time that he and’ present. If you want to buy your whistles already ‘ready ( just 3 Euro ) or if you want to build a following on your drawing or your idea, you can send an email to email@example.com .
P. S. : To see the whistles already built by Alberto you can view them on the page “Photos by Alberto Buffalo Whistles”.
Photos Whistles of Alberto Bufali