Orlando e Angelica

Typical musical instruments Beech wood Leather Tin
Single artwork


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Description by the artist

Representation realized by Seby Garofalo and hand made with acrylic colors, treated with egg white. Classic Sicilian frame drum, diameter 40 cm., with rattles composed of 7 natural tin plates with a diameter of 6.5 cm. each. Natural colored beech wood frame. Natural kid leather tanned by hand, colored black.


Details and dimensions

Materials: Beech wood Leather Tin
Dimensions (cm): Height 40, Width 40, Depth 6
Weight (kg): 0.600
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The Opera of the Puppets has made the joy of the people since 1700, when the puppeteer and his traveling theater were expected in the squares of the villages of Sicily. It narrates the deeds of the paladins  Charlemagne. The main characters are Orlando, Rinaldo and the beautiful Angelica. To the cry of “Death to the Saracens” the paladins fight the Moors. To this day it remains a really exciting and fun moment to watch the exploits of these wooden puppets to which the puppeteers give life and character by acting and, at the same time, moving them from behind the scenes, while often a piano is the soundtrack to the whole thing. It should be noted that when the puppet theater withdrew from a village, the elders continued to tell the exploits of the paladins, sometimes even adding more to the story, around the conca (brazier for heating) or in the square, with friends and relatives.

 (photo)Sicilian woman, 1950

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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