Fimmina di mare
Description by the artist
Fimmina di mare (Sicilian for Woman of the sea) earrings are entirely handmade with the ancient technique of tatting lace and embellished with blue cat’s eye stone, blue and light blue crystals, blue and silver crystal drops , 925 silver hooks.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
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) Sicilian woman in early 1900