About Italian Sorrento Music Boxes Music Boxes
Music boxes are made in many countries throughout the world. Even inexpensive and modestly made music boxes have their own charm, but nothing quite compares with the exquisite design and enchanting art of wood inlay. This is a subtle and difficult art of putting together pieces of different colored wood to create complex and beautiful designs. The art of handmade inlaid wood is an old and noble Italian tradition typical of Southern Italy. No other place is known for its mastery of inlay wood working than the town of Sorrento, Italy. This type of art can only be performed by skilled and highly trained artisans whose craft is handed down from generation to generation.