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Regina Flora Rosso | Sicilian head vase

Regina Flora Rosso | Sicilian head vase

Regular price DKK 1,800.00
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Big Queen with red lips and blue eyes. Beautifully decorated with flowers and lemons. She is designed by our skilled ceramicist in Sicily, with whom we have collaborated since we discovered the small family-run business back in 2018.

Teste di Moro (head of a stranger) is an old and very characteristic Sicilian tradition. The hand-painted vases are designed by local potters and carefully selected. All originate from a small local pottery town in Sicily – a town with cultural traces from early Arab kingdoms.

The art vases depict Arab sultans and Sicilian Donnas full of pride, elegance and mystery and are a tribute to the people who brought ceramics to Sicily. The tradition behind the Sicilian head vases is based on an ancient legend from the time when Palermo was Arab, which tells of strange, mysterious, flaming love, deadly hypocrisy and a severed head. Yes, maybe you have even seen White Lotus and know that there is something fascinating and mysterious about the beautiful heads. You can read about our trip to the Italian volcanic island on Moro Journal and read more about the deadly Sicilian legend about the origin of the main vases here.

Please note that the vases are unique and no two are exactly alike.
ATTENTION! As they are handmade, some can become slightly damp at the bottom if there is water in them, so use a cut-off bottle or similar inside for flower water - this way you also avoid dirt and impurities inside.

Specifications:
Measurements: 28cm
Material: Ceramics / porcelain
Model: Large
Origin: Sicily

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