Description by the artist
The pine cone symbol of power is enhanced by the beauty of the lampshade that brings back the colors of Sicilian majolica. Lamp complete with artistic lampshade. Base in ceramic paste and lampshade in fabric embellished with passementerie, crystal rhinestones and bijoux.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The pine cone is in Sicily, one of the most appreciated gifts. It is present in almost every Sicilian house: in the garden, inside the house or, even, above the roof, often in the highest point of it, as the last element of the construction, as if it was a guard. Apart from the splendid ceramic pine cones, in Sicily it was customary to give families a pine cone, to be hung on the door of the house, so that it would be a harbinger for that house and for its inhabitants, of fertility, abundance, and not only in the material sense, but also in the spiritual one.
(photo) Palazzo Adriano, hinterland of Sicily, pine cones in many roofs