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Italian stemma, stemme, hand painted stemma tile
Hand Painted 'Stemme' tiles

Italian stemma, stemme, hand painted stemma tile

A 'stemma' (pl.stemme) is the Italian word for 'coat of arms'. In Italy, every region, every province within that region and every commune within each province has its own coat of arms. That means that with 20 regions, 110 provinces and 8,100 comunes, there are a total of 8,230 Stemme to choose from!

There are many second and third generation Italians who have a great interest in their roots and in particular the area their ancestors came from. Although it is nearly always possible to find a printed version of the stemma of that area they are often small and poorly done. We are offering a hand painted tile which can be framed or not of any stemma of your choice. The unframed tile can be inserted into a wall in either kitchen or bathroom and the framed tile makes an interesting and unusual picture to hang on the wall.

Italian stemma, stemme, hand painted stemma tile
Italian stemma, stemme, hand painted stemma tile


Size: 30cm x 30cm (11.81" x 11.81")

These tiles are by special order only and will take a minimum of three weeks to complete.

If you are interested in having one of these specially commissioned tiles then please and state which Comune, Province or Region you would like. We will then find an example of the stemma for you and send it for you to see before deciding if you want to go ahead. Once you have decided we will take payment and order your tile. During the time it is being painted we will keep you informed on the progress and then let you know when it is on it's way to you.