Description by the artist
I was inspired by Sicilian nature, by our prickly pears.That’s how Appalabito was born: the prickly pear hanger! As wood were used Toulipier, Doussie, Amaranth, Padouk.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
Prickly pears are one of the great symbols of Sicily. They grow everywhere: on the sides of cliffs, in gardens, on the roofs of abandoned houses, on the sides of roads … Its fruit (ripe by the end of August) is delicious and much loved by Sicilians who also make rosoli and mostarda, a sweet typically prepared in jars, with the addition of carnations, cinnamon and almonds. Gelo is also very appreciated, a sort of gelatinous cream. Prickly pears were imported by Arabs during their domination (IX-XI century).
(photo) Prickly pears in Sicilia