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U tammureddu e i lumia

Necklaces Passementerie Wood pearls


Description by the artist

The work is inspired by one of the Sicilian icons known throughout the world and an element of folklore of our island: u tammureddu (Sicilian for tambourine) a famous percussion instrument used in traditional tarantellaThe tambourine -earrings are covered in goatskin and hand-painted. The tambourine is finished with gold passamenterie and final pendants with green crystal and wooden pearls and gold zama leverback dangle .

Details and dimensions

Dimensions (cm): Height 14
Weight (kg): 0.017
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

A concentration of Sicily in this work: ‘u tammureddu (Sicilian for tambourine) one of the typical instruments of Sicilian folklore that accompanies the tarantella, the characteristic dance of the island. In this work also  appear  lemons, typical plant imported during the Arabic domination (IX-XI century).

(Photo): Dancing the tarantella in a Sicilian tavern

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