One fine-tooth comb.
Legend has it that the first garganelli, a ridged tube pasta, were created when a housewife improvised and rolled her pasta dough over a nearby weaving loom. Her ingenious pasta invention eventually led to the use of a pettine per la pasta, or “pasta comb.” Each one is made by hand from tiny wooden slats that are secured together between two wooden rods using twine. Each pettine comes with three rods of different diameters, suitable for rolling garganelli or the tube-shaped maccheroni al pettine, both big and small.
The story of each pasta comb is completely unique. Marco’s pettini are restored from the textile combs of one Ninfo Duri, a craftsman who worked in Reggio-Emilia over 100 years ago. Duri made his combs from “materiale povero”: bamboo, hemp twine, and local wood from elm and fir trees. These combs were then sold to local textile workers who would use them to beat the warp on large manual looms. Every single pettine has over 100 years of life and use between its delicate slats.
What to know:
- Handmade from reclaimed bamboo weaving combs and natural wood
- Comes with three different sized rods
- Clean gently with a soft, natural toothbrush
- Item may appear different than photo – each piece is artisanal and unique!