Sicilian handcrafted dark brown heads of Caltagirone antique ivory, vases, Sicilian ceramics, home decoration, handmade, Sicilian heads

$255.51

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Sicilian dark brown heads in Caltagirone Ceramics entirely handmade in shape and decoration, handmade H32 L23
The Original Moro heads made by Masters of Art of Caltagirone represent a thousand-year love story,
they bring good luck and prosperity to their owner.
Dark brown heads can be used as pots that can be used to make it unique and elegant in your environment.
These heads have an antique satin finish that make them a very valuable item.

History Of Moor's Heads

It is said that around the year 1100 d. C., during the domination of the Muslims in Sicily, also called Mori, in the Arab quarter of Palermo called "Al Hàlisah" (which means the pure or the elect) today known as the Kalsa district, a beautiful girl lived her solitary days locked up at home taking care of the plants of her balcony, the only way granted to her to look at the world outside that house that, although it was rich and majestic, it seemed to her a golden prison.

One day from the top of her flowery balcony she was seen by a young Moro who, falling in love with her at first sight and taken by a violent passion, did not hesitate to declare his love for her.

The young girl, having never been courted and struck by the promise of love that the young Moro made to her, reciprocated her feelings and allowed him to enter that majestic house.

However, the young Moro, despite having abandoned himself to the passion with the beautiful girl, in the East had a wife and children to return to. When she revealed to the girl the terrible news, bitter for that betrayed love that was about to abandon her, she was seized by a fatal anger and jealousy, which is still said to be typical of Sicilian women, which pushed her to look for a way to take revenge.

So at the end of the last night spent together, which was a prelude to the return journey, after abandoning themselves to passion, he, fallen into a deep sleep in her arms, slept unaware of his fate, then the girl put into practice his revenge and struck him to death.

In addition, the face of that young man, whom she had madly loved in that short time, should have remained at his side forever, so she cut off his head creating with it an object similar to a vase that he placed on the balcony and planted a basil sprout inside (he chose basil because, this fragrant plant, from the Greek "Basilik├▓s", king, represents precisely the grass of the sovereigns).

In this way, taking care of the plants of her balcony daily, the girl continued to take care of her beloved from whom she never separated again.

Every day he watered that basil with his tears making the plant more and more florid and luxuriant.

The neighbors, looking with envy at that plant that conspicuously grew emanating an intense scent in that bizarre head-shaped vase, had terracotta vases made that reproduced the same appearance as the one guarded by the girl.

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