Autumn will not be enough to forget the sea, the sun, the beautiful summer days.
This is undoubtedly a season as much loved as it is hated, so we thought that to cheer us up from the first autumn rains we needed a little Sicilian sun, and as if not with our collection entirely dedicated to the splendid Italian island that is the Sicily?!
I love Sicily, was born from the idea of wanting to pay homage to this land of a thousand resources, and evoke Sicilian emotions and traditions. A versatile collection, consisting of necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets, where it is possible to compose splendid sets to define and complete a 360 ° outfit.
When you think about the Sicily there are many symbols that come to mind, but there are some that, more than others, represent the island all over the world. Some objects immediately make you think of this wonderful land as soon as they are seen, such as:
Prickly pears, the most classic of Sicilian landscapes includes a prickly pear shovel. This plant and its delicious fruits immediately bring to mind the island.
Cannoli and Sicilian cassata, The king and queen of sweets, loved and imitated all over the world, but the truth is that to taste the original ones, you have to be in Sicily! However, you can take them with you and remember their taste thanks to our pendants.
The cart, used for the transport of goods in use throughout the Sicilian territory from the nineteenth century to the second half of the twentieth century, then became obsolete due to the increasing motorization of work in the countryside.
Or many other icons such as Tambourines, Sicilian citrus fruits, Majolica, Moor heads, etc.
And it is precisely about the latter that we want to tell you a very interesting and fascinating story. Let's discover together this ancient legend made up of two versions made of love, jealousy and revenge:
According to tradition, it dates back to around the year 1000, at the time of the domination of the Moors in Sicily.
We are located in Palermo, in the Kalsa district. Here lived a beautiful girl, who used to look out on the balcony while taking care of her plants. One day a Moro noticed her and was so fascinated by her that he wanted to show her his love with deep promises and passionate effusions. The beautiful girl returned the love, but that young man was hiding a secret: soon he would return to the East and, moreover, there he would be reunited with his family, made up of his wife and children. The young Sicilian, wounded in pride and disappointed by what she had believed could be the great love of her life, planned a cruel revenge. One night, while the Moor was sleeping, she killed him and cut off his head, so that he could no longer return to his family, staying with her forever. The head became a vase, where basil was planted, a plant linked to divine symbolism and always associated with sacredness. From here, then, the name Testa di Moro derived. Inside that jar the basil grew luxuriant, thanks also to the bitter tears shed by the girl. The beauty of the plant aroused envy in the inhabitants of the neighborhood, who had some terracotta pots with the same shape built by the craftsmen.
Legend of the Moor's Heads: the alternative version
In reality, there is also another version of the legend of the Moor's Heads. The Sicilian girl protagonist of the story, in this case, was of noble origins and had entered into a clandestine relationship with a young Arab. Love was soon discovered and the two ended up beheaded. The heads of both were transformed into vases and placed on a balcony, so that everyone could know the shame of that love. This is why the Moro heads are made in pairs.
In short, our i love Sicily collection is full of objects and symbols that those who love this island simply cannot do without!