Description by the artist
Classic Sicilian frame drum, diameter 40 cm., with rattles composed of 7 plates in natural tin hammer-edged beaten. Beechwood douglas colored frame obtained from an old sieve. Natural kid leather tanned by hand. Inspired by the ancient traditions of Sicily. Painted with oil colors and autographed by Vittorio Ribaudo.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
A Greek vase, a Sicilian goddess or peasant woman, a farmer on horseback, an olive or carob tree, the perpetually blue sky and the silhouette of Etna dominating everything. More Sicily than this?
(photo) Sicilians, early 1900