Chitarra battente barocca
Description by the artist
The instrument is carved in a single piece of wood, the soundboard in fine resonance spruce is finely decorated. Lively and balanced sonority. We find it in several paintings in the area of Acireale.
Details and dimensions
Materials: Mother of Pearl Olive wood Parchment Spruce Willow
Dimensions (cm): Height 94, Width 24, Depth 12
Weight (kg): 1200
Handcrafted in Sicily
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation
The instrument brings to mind the Sicily of XVII-XVIII century when, especially among the renowned Sicilian aristocratic circles, those who bring us back to the Leopard of Tomasi of Lampedusa, it was played by skilled island musicians .
Photo: Acireale, city seen from the sea, 1657
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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.
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