Venice: Il Forcolaio Matto

Venice: Il Forcolaio Matto Learning about this craft was truly remarkable. Piero Dri opened his shop to us and shared the history of Il Forcolaio. He is one of a small group of craftsmen in Venice who makes (and repairs) oars and oar locks. An oar lock is a fitting on the gunwale of a boat (in this case Gondola) that serves as a fulcrum for an oar and keeps it in place. Visit his website here to learn more.

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