Murano glass is a traditional world-renowned Italian craft made by a limited number of artisans, called Maestros, on the island of Murano, a small island in Venice in northern Italy. It is also called Venetian glass.
In 1291, the Republican government imprisoned glassmakers on the island of Murano to prevent them from leaking their skills.
Murano glass was the dream of the European aristocracy. Even today, there are people all over the world who wish to have it as a sign of prosperity. Evidence of the importance and the long history of Murano glass can be seen in museums around the world.