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Golden Wefts

Consolidation and restoration plan of wooden coffered of Otranto Cathedral

  • Client:
    Archdiocese of Otranto
  • Year:
    2001
  • Type:
    restoration
  • Status:
    finished work
  • Team:
    archt. Fernando Russo
  • Location:
    Otranto (LE) - Italy
 
Why the mind has been crossed by a so hazardous idea? Like other bizarre ideas, this one was also born by chance, a photograph of the nave, put upside down by mistake in a pile of other photos thrown helter-skelter on a table. And immediately, in a lightning flash, in the mind overlaps the image of an Oriental carpet, so important for the Muslim prayer. It's a moment, a feeling that hasn't even the time to reach the conscience, but leaves nearly a worm in the mind, a feeling of restlessness, of inability to completely grasp the meaning of the restorer's work. 
 
From “Golden Wefts” Edizioni Romane