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Mastro de Paja

Mastro de Paja are formed by the expert and hightly capable hands of craftsmen - famous pipes with the unmistakable sun brand, known and appreciated by connoisseurs throughout the world. Unique and inimitable because they are unrepeatable encounter of precious Mediterranean briars, with the sensitivity of the craftsman who, using art and inspiration, models them individually. And, in the modelling process, brings to light the most concealed and valuable qualities of the briar. Varied designs, original lines and a deriberately limited productions make Mastro de Paja pipes objects destined for the most demanding and refined collectionists. Beautiful and loved, they are also excellent pipes because they are worked with care by those who know them: a successful sinthesis of formal beauty and functionality. Rigorous controls and selections give Mastro de Paja pipes, right from the first smoke, that rounded taste which is then maintained intact for the whole of its long and extraordinary life.

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THE LONG AND EXTRAORDINARY ROAD FROM THE BRIAR TO THE BOWL
The briar used in the making of pipes is obtained from the "Erica Arborea", a plant widely distributed in many parts of the Mediterranean area. Mastro de Paja, after careful research, has chosen the best briars of the Mediterranean for its pipes. Successively, only the highest quality and most resistent briar is selected for the working. The successive phases, the squaring off of the blocks of briar, the design, the modelling and the finishing and curving of the mouthpiece require the gifts of ability and precision, and the creative sensitivy. Before the final phase of working, the pipes are carefully selected at the Mastro de Paja. The pipes judged perfect are carefully hand-tinted, polished and branded. Once finished, and once again selected with extreme rigour, they may finally be presented to the public.

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