This weekend in the southeastern Sicilian town of Pachino, they are celebrating the “Inverdurata di Pachino,” a festival that features local agricultural production. In this case, it is their renowned sweet cherry tomatoes–here used to create a dress along with orange, lemon, cucumbers, and onion slices (there may be some celery and zucchini mixed in…
Lady in Red
Baroness’ dress, photographed in Scicli… I’m not sure from what era this dress is, but I am going to guess it’s from the 1700s (and that it’s a copy).
A Woman with a Vision
A working woman with a vision: detail from a painting in the chambers at Palermo’s Palazzo dei Normanni, the house of Sicily’s parliament.
What She Wore
19th century traditional dress of a woman from the “environs of Agrigento.”
What She Wore in the Conca d’Oro
A 19th century peasant’s dress from the Conca d’Oro area. The Conca d’Oro is the name of a region once rich with citrus groves. “Oro,” for “golden” with oranges and lemons and “Conca,” like crescent, as in the shape of the region along the north coast of Sicily. The Conca d’Oro includes the city of…
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.
Taormina Fashion of the Past
Traditional dress of a peasant woman from Taormina carrying terracotta jug, which was a common way to transport foodstuffs such as wine, olive oil, and water. #sicily #sicily_travel #sicilia #sicily_tourism #italy #ig_sicily #italia #siciliaph #taormina #dress #costume #peasant #jug #terracotta