Exhibit and competition of the traditional Aosta Valley handicraft
- 18 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
In 1954, this event was initially created as a competition only for sculptors. After a few editions held in Saint-Vincent and Courmayeur, the Exhibition-Competition was transferred to Aosta and, as of the twentieth edition, was extended to other traditional Valdostan handicraft sectors: wood carving, turning, farming objects, weaving, leather and wrought iron creations, toys, furniture, typical costumes and shoes.
For every edition, regional authorities propose the competition’s themes for every sector, which are interpreted by each craftsman after a lot of careful research.
The objects presented, sometimes real masterpieces, are usually put on show in Aosta’s main square, under a 1000 sqm tensile structure, where tourists and handicraft lovers may admire them until late in the evening, discovering how much effort and skill is put into every single piece.
*Following the epidemiological emergency, the artifacts will not be exhibited in the usual pavilion in Aosta main square. The works in competition will be visible only in virtual mode on the web from August 2020.
Compatibly with the evolution of the epidemiological situation, the winning works will be exhibited in the stables of the Forte di Bard, from 4 October to 1 November 2020.