These traditional Sicilian baskets handmade from river reeds are used for countless purposes. This particular size with the handle may often be seen tied to a rope, being lowered from balconies throughout Sicily. Called “un panaru” in Sicilian, they are used to carry everything from fruits such as lemons, grapes, and olives to foodstuffs like…
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Still Life in Scopello
A recycled wine barrel (After a few uses, you have to retire the barrels.) and a basket and broom made from dried palms, that were probably picked in Los Zingaro Nature Preserve
Men making baskets and other goods from cane at the ethnographic museum in Custonaci during a live nativity presentation. Thank you Experience Sicily’s Evelina Buttitta for this photo.
Baskets Made in Sicily
Traditional Sicilian baskets were/are used to hold everything from olives and lemons to bread and cheese.
A Tisket, A Tasket
In past years before plastic was employed, hand-woven reed baskets like these pictured were used to store and age ricotta, ricotta salata, and other cheeses.
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.
The craft of basket weaving has been practiced in Sicily for centuries. The warm climate of the island is ideal for the dwarf fan palm tree that bears leaves exploited for making many styles and sizes of baskets. #experiencesicily #sicily #sicilia #sizilien #siciliabedda #italy #italia #italien #sicilytourism #sicily_tourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia…
Carob trees, or carrubo in Italian, grow throughout coastal areas of Sicily. Its dried pods, shown here in a traditional basket, are mildly sweet and are used as a substitute for chocolate. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #carob #carrubo #carruba #basket #cestina
Handmade basket for cheeses such as ricotta or pecorino, from Noto, Sicily. #basket #sicily #ricotta #cheese