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.
Details and dimensions
Dimensions (cm): Height 40, Width 40, Depth 20
Handcrafted in Sicily
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation
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) In Sicily prickly pears grow everywhere
"Art is the introspective exercise that serves to make one see what is hidden; touch the unfathomable; float the soul!"
The Governance also suggests
The objective of the Governance is both to safeguard the traditions and ancient crafts of the people of Sicily, and to sustain economically the Artisans and the Artists, both the real ethno-anthropologists of the country.