Traditional, artistic greeting bread from Sardinia, Italy. Photographs by Roberto Bigano.
On the island of Sardinia, Italy, many still bake bread at home. Some bakeries will sell bread shaped like a dragoon, animal, or mythological figure. Parents will even create toys out of bread in the form of dinosaurs, bags, shoes.

For special events, like Easter and weddings, these “bread sculptures”, often showcasing high levels of imagination and artistic ability, are given as an expression of good wishes. More intricate ones will be finely painted and include clothing like the Easter bread and egg dolls. Read More