A Brief History of Murano Glass, as Told by an Expert

Jul 01, 2023 740

The swirling colors of glass which have become almost synonymous with the Venetian island of Murano have a long and varied history, navigating many centuries of secret guilds, alchemy and political turmoil. But what fewer people know is that the entire industry virtually collapsed — multiple times. 

Even now, the true artisans of Murano hang on by a thread, with rising utility bills and copycat brands threatening to crush the art form once more. Brenda Nishimoto, founder of Venetian Bead Shop, explains the fascinating history of Murano glass. 

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SOURCE: https://www.italymagazine.com

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