U piscaturi catanese

Typical musical instruments Beech wood Leather Tin
Single artwork


Description by the artist

U piscaturi catanisi (Sicilian for The fisherman from Catania), on the pier, with Etna behind him. Classic Sicilian frame drum, diameter 40 cm, with rattles composed of 7 fire-hardened natural tin plates, diameter 6 cm each. Beech wood frame colored chestnut. White natural kid leather tanned by hand. Representation made by Seby Garofalo and  hand  made with charcoal and graphite, treated with egg white.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Beech wood Leather Tin
Dimensions (cm): Height 40, Width 40, Depth 6
Weight (kg): 0.570
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

A typical scene of eastern Sicily, the one dominated by the silhouette of the volcano Etna that with its 3300 meters can be seen from almost all Sicily. A fisherman sets up his fishing net. A dog and a cat nearby, a fishing boat moving away and another Sicilian fishing on the pier.

(photo) Catania fishmarket in late 1800

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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