Caltagirone Ceramic Moor's Head
Realised and painted by hand
Spheres and Leaves Applied
The size of: L 32 cm x H 48 cm
Moor Heads: A Symbol of Love, Passion and Luck
Handcrafted and hand-painted ornamental ceramic vases depicting the faces of a man and a woman, these are used as precious and sought-after decorative items that infuse vitality and elegance into any even modern environment.
Born from the skilled hands of local artisans and exported worldwide, today the Moor's Heads are almost always reproduced in pairs and are quintessential symbols of Sicily, among the most distinctive for sure.
Ceramic Moor's Heads from Caltagirone are recognized worldwide, an icon of style and trend, the result of centuries-old tradition and expert craftsmanship.
Moorish figures have become a symbol of Sicily, yet they carry an ancient and significant history rooted in a Sicily immersed in a magical atmosphere of ancient traditions, myths, and legends that tell stories of conflicted love, passions, and jealousies.
To appreciate them more fully, we invite you to read the history of the Moor's Heads by clicking on the link.