Forcole: oarlocks of
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Why locals love it
A "Forcola" is the oarlock of a typical boat of the lagoon and this accessory is essential for the Venitian way of rowing. This piece is hand-made following old time technique of contruction by expert artisans, calld "Remèr".
You can find "Forcole" only in Venice, and who make these boat pieces have a unique job.
Why you should visit it
Due to its characteristic shape a Forcola is recognized as art object. It is obtained from an entire walnut or cherry wood piece. Il forcolaio matto reproduces forcola's in miniature, and also sell other wood made accessories.
Earings and necklaces are lovely.