MOSAIC RED CROSS
Mosaic wall cross made in Murano’s glass and golden powder rugs.
This product is handmade in Italy and an exclusive of Galleria Aurora.
Available in different sizes and colors.
The size in cm refers to the height of the cross.
Venetian glass has been made for over 1500 years and its production has been concentrated on the Venetian island of Murano since the 13th century.
Today Murano is known for its art glass, but it has a long history of innovations in glassmaking in addition to its artistic fame—and was Europe’s first major glassmaking center.
During the 15th century, Murano glassmakers created cristallo—which was almost transparent and considered the finest glass in the world. Murano glassmakers also developed a white-colored glass that looked like porcelain. They later became Europe’s finest makers of mirrors.
Today, Murano and Venice are tourist attractions, and Murano is home to numerous glass factories and a few individual artists’ studios. Its Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum) displays on the history of glassmaking as well as glass samples ranging from Egyptian times through the present day.