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Millefiori of Venecia
Millefiori is a type of Murano glass that has been incorporated with various layers of colors to create beautiful flower-like patterns. Millefiori, which literally means “a thousand flowers”, is the denomination of a type of cylindrical, long glass rod which contains a specific pattern along its entire length, so that when cut into slices from one end, the particular pattern will be revealed. It is completely handmade of authentic Murano glass. This style of glass has been around since the Middle Ages and more recently, has been produced for fine jewelry.Behind the Scenes- Making of Millefiori
Millefiori owes it particular beauty to a very complicated and skillful process which was discovered by the glass makers of Murano. It starts out with Murano glass rods. These rods are made from taking a 1.5 meter metal pole with small mass of molten glass on it. (Please see picture 1). It is then dipped into different pots of other molten glass of various colors. (Please see picture 2). The multiple colors used in the glass create beautiful flower-like patterns, granting its name, Millefiori. As this mass increases in size, the molten glass is squeezed into a star or flower-shaped mold, which gives the final form of the pattern. (Please see picture 3.) A last layer of glass is applied to maintain the cylindrical shape of the rod. A second metal pole is then attached to the other side of the glass mass. (Please see picture 4). Two glass makers, one at each pole, pull the glass into a long, find rod by walking in opposite directions. (Please see picture 5).
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