HANDMADE CERAMIC CALTAGIRONE DARK BROWN HEADS BY NAVANZINO
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On the head-shaped vases that are produced in Caltagirone hovers a legend made of love, passion and jealousy that takes place during the Arab domination in Sicily, around the year 1000, and is set in the Arab quarter of Palermo "La Kalsa";. Here lived a beautiful girl, who, segregated at home, spent her days cultivating and caring for the flowers on her balcony. One day a young Moor passed by and fell in love with her beauty and declared her eternal love. The girl reciprocated the love of the young man, but when she learned that the Moor would leave her to return to his wife with her children, she waited for the night and cut off his head during sleep. He made his head a vase in which he wept for the basil and put it on display on the balcony. Meanwhile, the basil grew luxuriant and aroused the envy of the inhabitants of the neighborhood who, not to be outdone, they had made terracotta vases in the shape of "heads of Moro";. Today, each Moor's Head that is produced bears a crown, an ever-present element aimed at re-proposing the regal plant that originally embellished the head of the young Moor protagonist of the sad story.
According to another version of the legend, the Sicilian girl would have been of noble origins, and lived a clandestine love with a young Arab, but this impossible love was soon discovered and the dishonourable act punished with the beheading of both young lovers. The shame of this love would also have been proclaimed by the affixing of both heads (transformed for the occasion into vases) on a balcony. The massacre, exalted by these heads placed at the mercy of passers-by, would thus have been an effective warning against any other possible improper passion. For this reason Moro's heads would be made in pairs, in memory and in honor of the two murdered lovers.
Buy at outlet price or ask for more information for the Moor Head shaped vases, modeled and handmade, made by Francesco Navanzino in porcelain of Caltagirone (Sicily) color Pearly White enameled. Furnishing accessories and refined accessories suitable both for the home and for commercial activities.
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Girl: Height: 35 cm | Width: 30 cm | Depth: 25 cm
Dark Brown Heads: Height: 48 cm | Width: 27 cm | Depth: 25 cm
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