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Ciuri ciuri

Shawls Acrylic wool
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Ciuri ciuri (Sicilian for flowers flowers ) of Sicily, colorful and alive. My shawls want to tell about my land, Sicily, with all its contrasts of colors and emotions. They are triangular, like the representation of the  Trinacria, Etna, the ancient goddesses who inhabited it. They are black, like the volcanic ash of Etna. They are colored with flowers and gaudy ornaments. They have been wrapping and protecting women from cold and bad weather for thousands of years, the shawls of Sicily, attract the eyes, and at the same time protect them, in a perpetual balance, reminding us that here the Past and the Present, Light and Darkness, Life and Death meet and us women, always, create knots in order not to forget and be reborn. Front and back the same.



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Materials: Acrylic wool
Handcrafted in Sicily

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The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The ancient art of crochet reminds us of our grandmothers, reminds us of a Sicily that has always existed and that you can still admire both in large and, above all, in small towns, where women, sitting outside the door of the house, sew and talk, talk and sew, as hundreds of years ago. Sicilian embroideries have always been among the most beautiful in the world.

 (photo) Sicilian woman with two panary beside, early 1900

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