The main reason visitors flock to the center of Dorgali is to shop for Sardinian handicrafts. Wander the small streets in the heart of old town where skilled artisans still play a trade most often learned from their ancestors. The main shopping street is Via Lamarmora, off of which branch several tiny little streets where weavers weave, potters throw, and ceramic artists fire their ovens. The "flick knife" is a steel blade with a goat-horn handle sought by connoisseurs, as are leather objects, jewelry, and ceramics. The knives are sold at Claudio D'Avino, Via Lamarmora 63 (tel. 0784-96119). The best selection of ceramics is found at Ceramica Loddo, Via Lamarmora 110 (tel. 0784-96771), and an elegant array of tappeti (cotton and wool weaving) is sold at Il Tapetto di Serafina Senette, P. G. Asproni 22 (tel. 0784-95202), a mother-and-daughter operation. Most stores are open Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 1pm and 4 to 8pm.
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