The Artisanship is very important in Ticino. The definition of Artisanship is "who produces through the processing mostly by hand or with the aid of simple machines." In the last century the industrialization has pushed the craft to a marginal role. With the crisis of the industrial society the artisanship is rediscovering the need to retrieve patterns and modes of operation that were able to connect the culture of handcraft with the new sustainability requirements.
The craft sector in Ticino today counts about 400 artisans, mainly in the valley regions, where you can still admire the traditional working of natural materials. Gifted hands carefully and passionately manufacture objects with marble, granite, wool, wood, straw and many other materials creating items of daily use but also true works of art, where you can still see the old workings of raw materials offered by nature.