La Mattanza

Typical musical instruments Beech wood Leather Tin
Single artwork


Description by the artist

Classic Sicilian frame drum, diameter 35 cm., with rattles composed of 7 plates in natural tin hammer-edged beaten.. Beechwood douglas colored frame. White natural kid leather tanned by hand. Representation realized by Seby Garofalo and hand made with charcoal and graphite, treated with egg white.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Beech wood Leather Tin
Dimensions (cm): Height 35, Width 35, Depth 5.50
Weight (kg): 0.550
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The mattanza (Almadabra) is the tuna fishing typical of Sicily of the past. Particularly bloody, consisted in caging the tuna in the so-called chambers of death and then kill them with harpoon shots.

 (photo) Mattanza, Sicily, Jean-Pierre Houël, 1782

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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