Ciauru di lumia

Cookie jars Ceramic
Single artwork


Description by the artist

The red color acts as a carpet to an expanse of prickly pears, that decorate the bottom of the cookie jar, succulent fruit of the warm Sicilian land. Crowned by the typical Sicilian colors, the cookie jar shows on its belly, a glimpse of the sea landscape, where there is a lone boat. Image that is collected by a gaze, a figure that does not appear in the scene, but sits on his terrace in front of the sea, and on its table, the lemon, expression of the Sicilian.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Ceramic
Dimensions (cm): Height 22, Width 15, Depth 15
Weight (kg): 1.170
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

Ciauru (Sicilian for scent) di Lumia is a concentrate of Sicily both for the vivid  colors and for the presence of two typical fruits of the island: prickly pears and lemons both imported during the Arab domination (IX-XI century).

(photo) Fichidindia (prickly pears) grows everywhere in Sicily. In this photo of 1907 they are in front Isola Bella, Taormina



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