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Matera stone

Surfaces polished by time or human activity over many centuries.

The caves of Matera in Italy are full of textures which exude the passage of time.

It is said that humans or their relatives have lived in these caves for 9,000 years.


Even the outer facades of some of the Matera dwellings reflect the decay of many years. While much of the town has been restored to a former glory some buildings still wait their turn for the stomemason’s return.