Sicilian Ceramic Moorish Heads from Caltagirone

Ceramic Heads

Meaning and History of Sicilian Moorish Heads

Handcrafted ceramic decorative vases depicting the faces of a man and a woman.

Born from the skilled hands of local artisans and exported worldwide, today the ceramic Moorish Heads from Caltagirone are almost always reproduced as a pair and are symbols of Sicily par excellence, certainly the most distinctive.

The Moors have a very ancient and important history behind them, typical of a Sicily immersed in a magical atmosphere of ancient traditions, myths, and legends that tell of thwarted loves, passions, and jealousies.

To appreciate them more fully, we invite you to read the history of the Moorish Heads by clicking on this link