Tambureddu blu

Typical musical instruments Goat leather Walnut wood
Single artwork


Description by the artist

Sicilian folk tambourine with natural and tunable goatskin. Walnut frame, tunable goatskin, wrought iron rods, copper rattles and various Sicilian theme paintings on a blue background.  It starts by working the walnut frame until it gives the final form, the rattles are hand-beaten copper, the same as the rods, the goatskin is worked by hand following the standard procedure. All this is enriched by decorations on a blue hand-painted background representing the colors and symbols of Sicily.


Details and dimensions

Dimensions (cm): Height 35, Width 35, Depth 6
Weight (kg): .95
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The Tarantella is a typical Sicilian dance usually accompanied by the friscalettu, tambourine, maranzano and accordion. It is a dance probably originated in 1600 and became a symbol of southern Italy all over the world.

Photo Sicilians dancing Tarantella

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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