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Whether the modern Italian guys above would receive a nod of approval from the master himself I am not to sure, but they are in effect using a straight edge and tools that Fillipo himself would have been well familiar with.
A favourite pattern and one much copied by stencil concreters and the like, the fan pattern has been used for centuries. These are about 120m (5") square and about the same depth.
Often called stone sets these small stones would have been cut by hand using a bolster and a hammer. Since industrialisation they have been split using machine power but this still give a random effect seen in this fairly modern pavement.
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