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Carretti siciliani

Home furnishings Cotton hemp


Description by the artist

I was inspired by the Sicilian cart, the symbol par excellence that represents my beautiful Sicily and that has ancient origins and was used to transport goods and people. I designed a trio in printed fabric and 100% hemp: a runner, a pillow and a plant. Sicily in your home.
SIZE in cm:
-Runner 210×42
-Pillow 42×42
-Plant h38

Details and dimensions

Materials: Cotton hemp
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

U carrettu siciliano was the means of transport par excellence in the past centuries of the Sicilian people: both rich and poor. Basically it is a sort of wooden wheelbarrow pulled by horses. The peculiarity of the Sicilian cart was given by the sides of this structure, the sides, in which was almost always represented a scene of the Opera of the  Puppets, representation of Sicilian puppets extremely popular since the seventeenth century (the cart itself was born around that time). Also, the cart was often very colorful in all its spaces, whether it was wheels, lateral woods, rods, etc.. Even the horse that pulled it, usually festive, was harnessed with bright colors. Needless to say, its more or less artistic opulence marked its social status.

(photo) U carrettu, early 1900

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