Traditional Sicilian Saracen Head "Testa di Moro"

$373.00

Each piece from A Putia du Re is 100% handmade and hand painted. This head-vase is made of natural terracotta. It was made in Caltagirone, Sicily. Every single piece is signed by the artist. We import those items from Sicily to the U. S. for the enjoyment of our customers. This is one of a kind item, impossible to reproduce exactly as it is. This vase will look great on your balcony, patio, deck or even living room. Each head is splendid by itself as ornament but can be used as a vase to be filled with flowers and plants. About 14 in tall, 10 in length, 9.5 in width. Net weight 9.2 lbs.
Proudly made in Sicily and shipped from Maryland.

About the Sicilian legend...
Once upon the time, a beautiful and honorable young girl living in the Kalsa, the Arabic district of Palermo, was taking care of plants and flowers in the balcony of her house as she was used to. Suddenly, a Moor merchant who was passing by, fell in love with the beautiful girl who immediately returned his love. They started having a love story until when she discovered he already had a wife and children waiting for him in his native land. She went suddenly crazy of jealousy and one night, while he was sleeping she thought of a way to make him stay with her forever! She therefore cut off his head and cleverly decided to use it as a vase to grow her beautiful basil plant. People walking down her balcony started looking at her flourishing plant of basil and became jealous of how bloomed her plants were, so they began to forge colorful clay heads pots wishing to have the same magic green thumb.

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