Description by the artist
To make the masciddara (the two sides of the Sicilian cart) of this handbag I was inspired by the colors of one of the Sicilian symbols: the cart. Each crocheted round is of a different color and stitch, which is combined and intertwined as a decoration of one of the sides of the cart. Crochet microfiber bag, Bamboo handles, golden chain shoulder strap, damask fabric lining, inside pocket. The front is hand-painted and signed as a painting, the upper edge is covered with a salmon-colored ribbon passementerie. Unique like all the bags I make with love and care.
Details and dimensions
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
Even the horse that pulled it, usually festive, was harnessed with bright colors. Needless to say, its more or less artistic opulence marked its social status.
Photo Sicilian carts in Palermo