The unique art of ‘Pietra Dura’ or Florentine mosaic tile is from Florence, Italy. An artist painstakingly cuts, polishes, and fits colored and semi-precious stones to inlay them to create the desired image that resembles a fine painting. It takes several months to complete a small picture. There are only 17 artists left who practice this unique 16th century art and Exquisiti is helping preserve this rare European heritage. This artist’s products are not available for sale outside Italy.