Description by the artist
Lemons fruit very cultivated in Sicily, fragrant, widely used in our dishes, a source of inspiration for many painters and poets.
Earrings in mother of pearl ceramic and gold, with river pearls.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
Lemons, and citrus fruits in general, are one of the great symbols of Sicily. They were imported during the Arab domination (IX-XI century). With lemons Sicilians make, among other things, the famous granitas and the equally famous limoncello. It is practically impossible to visit Sicily, even for a couple of hours, without seeing at least one lemon tree.
Photo: Sicilian family on a cart, XIX century