MIRKO NOTO - Jewelry Chiselled the Norman Way


  • MIRKO NOTO - Jewelry Chiselled the Norman Way
  • MIRKO NOTO - Jewelry Chiselled the Norman Way
  • MIRKO NOTO - Jewelry Chiselled the Norman Way
  • MIRKO NOTO - Jewelry Chiselled the Norman Way

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M. Mirko Noto is a talented young Sicilian who creates jewelry and metal objects according to the ancient arts of goldsmiths and silversmiths of Palermo. He calls himself "Conte Ruggero" in honour of Ruggero I who had once conquered Sicily and who created a ’kingdom’ of leaders who ruled with love and respect. In Palermo, shortly after the year one thousand, in a wing of the Royal Palace, a workshop was born for the processing of metals, silks, ivory and precious stones. It was a multiethnic center where Christian, Jewish and Muslim teachers merged their traditions and styles in what today can be recognized as the "spirit of Palermo". Mirko picks up this spirit uniting his love for tradition with an openness to new technologies. His work has deep cultural roots but his creations are in the present and his eyes look to the future with love.

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MIRKO NOTO

Technical and humanities studies have fused in the choice by Mirko to become a goldsmith and continue the great traditions of Sicily. Mirko is a craftsman with a degree in history and a dream of having a workshop full of tools, alongside a library, just like one of the great cultured craftsmen of the Renaissance.

Meanwhile he experiments with new creations, as well as with new techniques to reread the past without nostalgia but with the sense to build the future together.

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Italy, MonrealeFIND IT HERE

Just south of Palermo on the slopes of Monte Capito is the most famous Norman cathedral in Italy, with a wonderful byzantine mosaic cycle around the interior. This famous cathedral, built by the second William, is the main draw card for tourists to come down from the city to visit Monreale.

The valley below the town is called "La Conca d'oro" and while, in the early Norman period it may have been a hunting ground for royalty, its world fame is now for its fruit bearing, almonds, oranges and, of course, olives.

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