Description by the artist
Size in cm’s:
Large towel 110X65
Small towel 65X50
Details and dimensions
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
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