Typical musical instruments Goat leather Walnut wood
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Description by the artist

Tankanica walnut wood, jute string, leather rods, natural goatskin, decorative ribbons. Drum made entirely from Sicilian material, impregnated with antique walnut with snares drums in natural gut which is treated with tramontana wind in the summer evenings, ribbons that use the colors of Italy.



Details and dimensions

Dimensions (cm): Height 33
Weight (kg): 4
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The Tarantella is a typical Sicilian dance usually accompanied by the friscalettu, tambourine, maranzano and accordion. It is a dance probably originated in 1600 and became a symbol of southern Italy all over the world.

Photo The Leopard, movie


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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