Duci duci

Tapestries Cotton with acrylics
Single artwork


Description by the artist

The inspiration to paint this Sicilian fruit, the ficurinia (sicilian for prickly pear), comes from seeing it almost like a sculpture with intense yellow flowers and orange-yellow fruits. Sicily is for me that fertile land where prickly pears have found their “home”, wild and spontaneous plants with their duci duci (Sicilian for sweet sweet ) fruits.

Details and dimensions

Dimensions (cm): Height 70, Width 146
Weight (kg): 1
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

Prickly pears are one of the great symbols of Sicily. They grow everywhere: on the sides of cliffs, in gardens, on the roofs of abandoned houses, on the sides of roads … Its fruit (ripe by the end of August) is delicious and much loved by Sicilians who also make rosoli and mostarda, a sweet typically prepared in jars, with the addition of carnations, cinnamon and almonds. Gelo is also very appreciated, a sort of gelatinous cream. Prickly pears were imported by Arabs during their domination (IX-XI century).

(photo) Roofs and prickly pears in Bagheria

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