Handmade by: Ceramiche La giara
Color: Available also in plain white and plain black
Dimensions: H 35 cm. (price changes based on dimension and colors: ask for info)
About the Product:
Moor's Heads are a historic and iconic motif of Sicily. Completely hand made, they are made of clay and decorated in different colors, or plain.
An ancient legend tells that around the year 1100, during the period of the Arab domination in Sicily, in Palermo lived a beautiful girl. The girl was almost always at home, and spent her days looking after the plants on her balcony. One day a young Moro found himself passing by, and as soon as he saw her, he entered the girl’s house and immediately declared his love. The girl, struck by so much ardor, returned the love of the young Moro, but soon her happiness vanished as soon as she learned that her beloved would soon leave her to return to the East, where a wife with two sons where waiting for him. So the girl waited for the night and as soon as Moro fell asleep he killed him and then cut off his head. He made a vase out of the Moro’s head where he planted some basil and put it on display outside on the balcony. The Moor, in this way, unable to leave, would have remained with her forever.
An original gift to decorate home or terrace or garden.
About the Collection:
La Giara, named in honor of the famous work of Pirandello, is one of the oldest manufacturers of artistic ceramics in Sicily. Since 1953, the Famiglia Patti of Santo Stefano di Camastra has produced objects for the home and table using artisanal methods. Awarded with numerous prizes for having perfected the decoration technique called "Rosso Vivace" (i.e. vivacious red) during the '70s, Ceramiche La Giara has been able to preserve authentic Sicilian pottery traditions, both in the decoration and production processes. Each collection for DishesOnly.com is hand-decorated and signed by the artist.