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Ciuri di campo

Earrings Tatting lace
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Description by the artist

Ciuri di campo (Sicilian for wildflowers) earrings are made entirely by hand with the ancient technique of “Tatting Lace”. They are characterized by a bouquet of flowers embellished with the colors of amber that recreate a play of light and shades that complement even the simplest of outfits. Each creation is unique and authentic because every little imperfection gives it even more value because it is made entirely by hand.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Tatting lace
Dimensions (cm): Height 8.50, Width 60
Weight (kg): 0.018
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The pizzo chiacchierino (Tatting lace) is a craftsmanship that in Sicily has been handed down since 1800 and that today sees some skilled artists of the hinterland continue the tradition. Hands, thread and an instrument called shuttle are the elements that give life to rings, knots and chains that are combined as if they were fabric jewels. Of aristocratic origin, this processing took place in the living rooms where the ladies chatted while working (hence the term chiacchierino it means chatty). It is considered the most valuable among embroideries.

(photo) Young Sicilian, 1800

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