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There is only a few and sporadic evidences on the origins of the use of the papier-mâché technique in Italy, and they all date back to the 15th century.
The production of papier-mâché statues amongst sculptors in Lecce started around 1700.
Papier-mâché statues better met the needs of a more devotional, religious and practical clientele, for the numerous processions organized by the confraternities. Several artists were employed in papier-mâché workshops, making statues for Stations of the Cross representations, patronal feasts and nativity scenes.
A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head. (Renzo Piano)