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Trionfo barocco

Towels 100% Pure linen
Single artwork


Description by the artist

Pair of “Sicilian sfilato” (Sicilian drawn – thread work ) towel, a triumph of flowers and putti typical of the Baroque are reported in this work. The sfilato makes the design harmonious and light.
Size in cm’s:
Large towel  110X65

Small towel  65X50


Details and dimensions

Materials: 100% Pure linen
Weight (kg): 1
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

Sicilian drawn – thread work is an ancient technique of embroidery carried out on linen cloth. The work consists in choosing the design a priori and at that point you start to drawn -thread,  that is, you cut the linen threads to create a net in which is precisely recreated the chosen design, or: flowers, leaves, volute, rosettes, figures, animals etc. inspired by the Sicilian figure. Sheets, tablecloths, curtains, dresses, towels and sacred vestments are the most common works made with the Sicilian sfilato.

Photo: A Sicilian family, early 1900

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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