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The trinacria is the symbol of our Sicily, depicts the head of a woman or specifically Medusa, who according to mythology petrified with a gaze whoever observed it. For this reason it symbolizes the removal of evil.
This bag “TRINACRIA” has a particular shape, a beehive, dwarf palm, pearl and gold ceramics, fabrics and passementerie typical Sicilian. Each imperfection is a guarantee of craftsmanship.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
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.
The Trinacria is the symbol of Sicily. It is a Gorgon (mythological monster that petrified with a gaze whoever observed it) with three legs and typically, here in Sicily, spigacrinita, or with ears of corn instead of hair. The island, in fact, was one of the granaries of ancient Rome (which conquered Sicily in the third century BC). The three legs of the Trinacria also recalls the shape of Sicily, triangular.
Photo: Trinacria, sheld with Trinacria, VII BC
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