Italian Handmade Pinocchio Wooden Marionette
Omegna, Piedmont, Italy
Founded in 1962
Over half a century ago, there was a family of turners able to transform wood into any object, as in the past, the current generation of artisans carries on the tradition of this small family-owned shop. Crafting each piece in their small woodshop, Mastro Geppetto is the official producer for the Pinocchio family, and the Carlo Collodi Foundation. Each piece is made in the small shop in Italy, hand painted or dipped, rotated to dry, and hand assembled. The slow and traditional craft from Mastro Geppetto has received multiple awards including Italy’s prestigious Piedmont Excellence in Craftmanship award.
Photos: Mastro Geppetto | Text: Independent Goods