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Spiralcoffa Aurora

Coffa bags Dwarf palm Fabric Various materials
Single artwork

350,00

Description by the artist

Hand-painted dwarf palm tree, fabric, black lace and black macramé; cord, trimmings and tassel; Swarovski crystals, Murano glass stones. Closure with brass ring and fine fabric band.
SPIRALCOFFA bags are comfortable to use and beautiful to look at. Each piece is unique and original; artisanal and artistic; hand sewn and with attention to detail. When you are not using them, you can display them in your home as if they were one of the three-dimensional works of Poesia Sculturata della Fileccia. The SpiralCoffa is a unique, original and hand-sewn large bag. Made on side A in SpiralCoffa style, on side B with black lace or/or Macramé. Each SpiralCoffa has rope handles and is equipped with a comfortable shoulder strap. Lined in silk satin with phone pockets, pen holder and lipstick holder. It is accompanied by a very practical and elegant silk satin bag where you can store every object without running the risk of being lost. Furthermore, the bag can be moved to another bag. Dry cleaning is recommended

Details and dimensions

Dimensions (cm): Height 32, Width 50
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The coffa siciliana is a basket made with the weaving of the curina, the heart of the dwarf palm. The coffa bags were used to put the fodder or bran to give to the horse or donkey, in this case it was tied by the handles to the head of the animal.The coffa was also used by farmers for sowing, while the larger one called zimmili was used to carry the harvest of the day, or the wood to bring home, or even to put inside a small child and keep him  warm . This object brings us back to the middle of 1300 when the Aragonese ruled Sicily. A certain Guglielmo Buccheri, a hermit then beatified, was called cuffitedda because he used to carry the coffa over his shoulder. Today, the coffa has become a fashion accessory for women: you can find a folkloristic bag decorated with chimes and mirrors that recalls the harnesses of the horses of Sicilian carts, or embellished with embroidery and lace, it becomes an evening bag.

(photo) A farmer with the coffa.

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