Description by the artist
I was inspired by the Sicilian Mountains, its nature and its colors, that surround my daily life in this part of Sicily where I live. The earrings are entirely handmade with the ancient technique of Tatting lace and embellished with crystals of different colors, orange jade cabochon, green jade stones, green crystal drops and green jade drops.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The pizzo chiacchierino ( Tatting lace) is a craftsmanship that in Sicily has been handed down since 1800 and that today sees some skilled artists of the hinterland continue the tradition. Hands, thread and an instrument called shuttle are the elements that give life to rings, knots and chains that are combined as if they were fabric jewels. Of aristocratic origin, this processing took place in the living rooms where the ladies chatted while working (hence the term chiacchierino it means chatty). It is considered the most valuable among embroideries.
The Sicani Mountains are located in the western part of Sicily and are a den of traditions, archeology and nature. The highest summit is Rocca Busambra, a boulder 1613 m high. Paths, rivers, lakes, peasant structures, ruins of the past, cultivated fields … a wonderful corner of nature.
(photo) A Sicilian noblewoman in 1800