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Focu siculo

Earrings Tatting lace
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Description by the artist

The passion, the fire (focu in sicilian) of Sicily. A unique artwork where every little imperfection makes it even more authentic.  The earrings are made entirely by hand with the ancient technique of “Tatting Lace”. The delicate features combined with the colors of ruby jade and pearls give a touch of festive elegance.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Tatting lace
Dimensions (cm): Height 10, Width 32
Weight (kg): 0.020
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.

(photo) Sicilian women in typical folk clothes, 1930

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