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Scilla e Cariddi

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Description by the artist

The painting of this handbag is inspired by Scylla and Charybdis the two sea monsters of the legend. The red, gold, purple colors and the passementerie that adorn it remind me of the charm of the painted sets of the Opera of  the puppets theater.
Jute bag, bamboo handle, golden chain shoulder strap, damask fabric lining, inside pocket. The top edge is adorned with red and gold lace passementerie. The front is hand painted and signed like a painting. Unique like all the bags I make with love and care.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Jute
Dimensions (cm): Height 35, Width 28, Depth 14
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

Scylla and Charybdis are two sea monsters that mythology has placed in the Strait of Messina. This part of the sea that separates Sicily from the Italian peninsula was once famous for its currents that aroused the concern of sailors. These dangerous whirlpools were attributed to the fury of Scylla (she who tears apart) and Charybdis (she who sucks in).

Photo Scilla e Cariddi, Anonymus

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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