Snippets that Reveal Treasures

This is a snippet of a larger painting that hangs in the chambers of Palermo’s Palazzo dei Normanni, the house of the Sicilian Parliament. I love it for two reasons: it shows pre-twentieth century traditional dress of the women working in the field and one of them is holding a traditional Sicilian, woven basket.

19th century dress of a “woman of the people” from Palermo. #experiencesicily #costume #folkdress #abito #19thcentury #peasant #palermo #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #sizilien #italy #italia #italien #sicily_tourism #sicilytourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #ig_palermo #instapalermo #gf_italy

Evening gown from Caltagirone, 1850s. #gown #abito #19thcentury #caltagirone #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #italy #italia #sicily_tourism #sicilytourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #ig_sicily #igfriends_sicilia #gf_italy #experiencesicily