Weaving is a basketry technique with prehistoric origins. Though primitive in its origins, today age-old basketry techniques are still being used to create modern works of art.
In past generations, baskets were created out of the need to carry items during work in the countryside. Used as containers, different types of baskets were created for different uses. For grape harvesting, cufunatedde (baskets without handles) were used. The panari (baskets with a handle) were made for the collection of olives. Special baskets called cofano were utilised for transporting goods on the backs of mules.
The masters of weaving, whom at the time were numerous, created baskets for every purpose, and their techniques have been passed down the generations.