The technique of mosaic production employed by ExofficinaAntea is the classic one, used by ancient Greeks and Romans. The tesseras, which can be made from natural stone, ceramics, or vitreous paste, are manually cut off from a larger nucleus by means of a hammer and anvil. The size of these tesseras oscillates between 3 - 4 mm (opus vermiculatum) and 1 cm (opus tesselatum).
Once the tessellation has been carried out (indirect technique), sand and cement mortar is used for the mosaic’s consolidation. Finally, the mosaic is protected with a wax which also rekindles the stone’s colors.
In conclusion, the work is handmade, traditional, and ecological, since practically every product is natural.