Description by the artist
Dafne blue is inspired by the various shades that the Sicilian sky gives us every day. The artwork is entirely handmade with the ancient technique of tatting lace and embellished with blue cat’s eye stone, blue and blue crystals, silver hematite and 925 silver hooks.
Details and dimensions
Materials: Tatting lace
Dimensions (cm): Height 9, Width 70
Weight (kg): 0.017
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.
(home) A young Sicilian sewing outdoor