Paola Valentini and Alberto Maccacaro met in 1992 and they shared a big passion for travel, for research and discovery of art productions of distant cultures, especially jewelry.

After several reserching trips in Asia and North Africa, in 1997 they open the gallery ETNIE in Verona; the gallery became a landmark for many lovers of antiques, etnography and jewelry.

Over almost wenty years of activities, the gallery helded many art exhibition about indian traditional jewelry, primitive art – especially from Africa, asian traditional manufacts, from Japan to TIbet.