The Pietra Taurina: dry stone walls.
Dry stone walls: give me a stone and I’ll build a dry stone wall. There is no Salentino that does not have, in the heart, a piece of space reserved for the particular architectural typology of the dry stone wall. Dry stone walls are not just a fence element, they are a sculpture of the soul. Ask the farmers of the past, who with their calloused and strong hands cleaned the countryside to prepare them for cultivation and freed them from stones. Which they then stacked in a corner of the ground. Those stones then became the pieces of a puzzle that you learned by seeing it done and improved with the exercise.
So the stones, one after the other, fit together with the previous ones. And they looked at them, they checked their shape, they wondered what was the most suitable location for each one. If the dry stone walls were done well, as the tradition of the Salento roots dictates, there was no need for binders or mortars of any kind. The stones were enough for them. Arranged in order to bond with the others and not move anymore. Like a hug, which never breaks, if your arms are firm.