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izif_37 wrote a review Dec 2018
Ljubljana, Slovenia2,819 contributions1,039 helpful votes
Chiara is perhaps the last person in the world, who knows the secret of sea silk. It is a must to visit her and learn about it if you are around....
Date of experience: November 2018
ChrisWachsmuth wrote a review Oct 2018
Dresden, Germany23 contributions1 helpful vote
It has been a pleasure to actually see how she was spinning the thread and “harvester” the silk of the sea and the magic how it turned to golden shine, magic :) A must see in S. Antioco... don’t forget to donate !
Date of experience: October 2018
Laura M wrote a review Dec 2016
Cagliari, Italy56 contributions18 helpful votes
It is fascinating to see this ancient, precious and rare type of lace, admire its golden colour in the sunlight, see how it is spun and integrated in the traditional crafts mrs.Vigo makes... Regardless of how her personality may impact on you, "bisso" itself remains something that is definitely worth seeing. I do recommend going there.…
Date of experience: December 2016
PeterG539 wrote a review Nov 2016
Guernsey, United Kingdom236 contributions74 helpful votes
Our guide took us to see the Museo and to meet with Chiara. We hear how she dives to gigantic mussels about 1 metre high and harvests the 'beard' which is produced by the mussel she is a free diver and can stay underwater for a long time. it takes several hundred dives to collect a few hundred grams of 'silk' which she then washes carefully and then spins into thread. When the silk is held in sunlight, it glows with a golden reflected light. Chiara won't sell her silk - it is a gift from the sea she says. What an amazing person.…
Date of experience: October 2016
Mary C wrote a review Apr 2016
Gold Coast, Australia17 contributions4 helpful votes
What a beautiful soul! Maestro Chiara Vigo is the only one on earth doing this kind of spinning, and spun from the gel that the shell expels, that solidifies when it hits the water. It is amazing to watch her. I was overwhelmed with emotion to meet her!
Date of experience: April 2016