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.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
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