Tarantella siciliana

Typical musical instruments Beech wood Leather Tin
Single artwork


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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.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Beech wood Leather Tin
Dimensions (cm): Height 6, Width 30, Depth 30
Weight (kg): 0.450
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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