Sunday, November 29, 2009

Varnished Fodra

photo by Garrett Budwine
Most fodre are black, some have accents in other colors or in gold-leaf, but now and then we see them varnished.
Garrett captured this great example of such a fodra while exploring the historic Squero San Trovaso.
I wonder how long the intagiadòr (carver) spent on this one piece.


Nereo said...

mhmm I think there's a little mistake: that part of gondola doesn't seem a fodra (fodera in italian / lining in english).
That said the carver did a great job, indeed

Nereo Zane said...

My apologizes: that piece of carved wood IS a so called "fodra", nothing to do with lining of course.