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Description by the artist
Classic Sicilian frame drum, diameter 30 cm, with rattles composed of 7 natural tin plates, diameter 5 cm each. Beech wood frame colored chestnut. White natural kid leather tanned by hand. Representation made by Antonella Gentile and handmade with acrylic colors, treated with egg white.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
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