Our representation of the Sicilian Moor in the refined drawing by Giovanni Leonardi. The natural jute canvas with its elegant artistic stroke gives life to the myth of the Sicilian Moor in combination with his Lady.
THE PARTICULARITY OF JUTE FABRICS
The tapestries produced in our laboratories represent the textile craftsmanship of natural fabrics such as jute and hemp. The canvases soaked in colour bear symbols and messages linked to the Mediterranean tradition, supported by the elegant line of designer signatures.
THE SICILIAN MOOR HEADS
“A story of love, jealousy and revenge behind an icon of Sicily.”
It is said that in the historical district of Palermo, the Kalsa, during the Arab domination, lived there a beautiful girl who spent her days taking care of the flowers on her balcony.
One day, a young Moor, passing under the girl’s balcony, noticed her and fell madly in love with her. He immediately declared his love for her and the beautiful girl, struck by the audacity of the suitor, returned the feeling.
Unfortunately the young Moor was already married and had a couple of children, and when the girl heard that he was leaving to return to his family in the East, she waited for the night and killed him in his sleep. She cut off his head, made it a “grasta” in which she planted some fragrant basil and put it on display outside the balcony.
The Moor, therefore, not being able to “go away” any longer, remained with her forever: the plant watered every morning with her tears, grew luxuriant and aroused the envy of the inhabitants of the neighborhood who, not to be outdone, they had terracotta vases made in the shape of Moor’s head.
NEVER BETRAY A SICILIAN
The representation of the Sicilian Lady in the elegant line by Giovanni Leonardi.
The natural jute canvas is a refined artistic canvas that gives life to the myth of the legend of the Moro’s Heads.
The tapestry matches the Moor.