Ficurinia

Paintings Confetti Etna sand
Single artwork

400,00

Description by the artist

A work that cointains all the intrinsic elements of Sicily, the majestic Etna with its spectacular eruption, the mild and pleasant climate and the sea, almost as if you could smell its sweet scent. A place of honor goes to the ficurinia (Sicilian for prickly pears), a typical plant, with the inevitable two or three fruits popping up here and there. Monochromatic confetti of acireale (unique in the world) and volcanic sand of Etna, wooden base.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Confetti Etna sand
Dimensions (cm): Height 20, Width 20
Weight (kg): 3
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The Confetti are multicolored pieces of paper used during parties to be thrown in the air. The monochromatic confetto of Acireale has the peculiarity, unique in the world, of being monochromatic. A real handmade product, therefore, not the result of waste material such as flyers, newspapers, etc. etc. but created on purpose.

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) A Sicilian shepherd 1890

The Governance also suggests

The objective of the Governance is both to safeguard the traditions and ancient crafts of the people of Sicily, and to sustain economically the Artisans and the Artists, both the real ethno-anthropologists of the country.
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