Sicilian ceramic "Moor's head" from Caltagirone.

SKU: 12.WL124b
Sale price€268,60

Height: 40 cm
Style: White Line

Moor's heads

made and decorated entirely by hand.

Ceramiche Sofia by the brothers Intonato Nicola and Intonato Giuseppe is a company from Caltagirone (Sicily, ITALY) that produces art majolica. The manufacturing processes that lead to the creation of our ceramics are divided into six important phases: Turning, Drying, first firing, Glazing, Decoration and Aging.
For each of these phases we dedicate the utmost care to every detail so that the final product is the result of a unique, inimitable and unaltered work over time.

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The story of the beautiful Sicilian girl and the legend of the dark brown head
It is said that in Palermo, around the year 1100 (period of the domination of the Moors in Sicily at Kalsa), there lived in a palace a beautiful girl who loved to spend her days taking care of the flowers and plants on her balcony.

One day, passing through the Kalsa, a young dark-haired man saw the beautiful girl intent on taking care of the plants. He fell in love with her and decided he wanted her for himself. Without hesitation he entered the girl's house and declared his love for her. The girl, struck by so much feeling, reciprocated the young man's love, but when she knew that the Moor would leave her to return to his lands in the East, where a wife with children was waiting for him, she waited for the darkness and as soon as he As he fell asleep, he killed him, cut off his head, made a vase of it, planted basil in it and put it on display outside on the balcony.
The dark-haired man, thus, no longer being able to leave, would always remain with her. Meanwhile the basil grew luxuriantly and aroused the envy of all the inhabitants of the neighborhood. Not to be outdone, they had terracotta vases made in the shape of a dark brown's head.

Il processo di creazione delle nostre ceramiche si articola in varie fasi meticolosamente curate, garantendo che ogni prodotto finito sia un'opera d'arte unica e eterna.

Ceramica 100% Artigianale

Da quasi 20 anni Sofia La Maiolica di Caltagirone si occupa della produzione artigianale di pezzi unici in maiolica, decorati e modellati a mano. Si ispirano allo stile classico delle ceramiche di Caltagirone di tutte le epoche, realizzati con smalti unici che richiamano le origini del mondo orientale nel quale i colori erano prodotti dalla fusione di smalti a base di caolino. Il processo di lavorazione che porta alla creazione delle nostre ceramiche si suddivide in sei importanti fasi:

Tornitura, Essiccazione, Prima cottura, Smaltatura, Decorazione e Invecchiamento.

Per ciascuna di queste fasi dedichiamo la massima cura in ogni dettaglio perchè il prodotto finale sia il risultato di un’opera unica, inimitabile e inalterata nel tempo. La caratteristica principale di acquistare un prodotto non industriale è proprio questa: possedere un prodotto unico.

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