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A barunissa

Earrings Tatting lace
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Description by the artist

A barunissa (Sicilian for the baroness) are earrings made entirely by hand with the ancient technique of tatting lace and embellished with crystals of different colors, fuchsia jade cabochon, fuchsia jade drops.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Tatting lace
Dimensions (cm): Height 11, Width 5
Weight (kg): 0.012
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The pizzo chiacchierino (Lace Tatting) is a craftsmanship that in Sicily has been handed down since 1800 and that today sees some skilled artists of the hinterland continue the tradition. Hands, thread and an instrument called shuttle are the elements that give life to rings, knots and chains that are combined as if they were fabric jewels. Of aristocratic origin, this processing took place in the living rooms where the ladies chatted while working (hence the term chiacchierino it means chat). It is considered the most valuable among embroideries

(PHOTO) Sicilian women sewing

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