Pendant in chiaccherino lace, rock crystals and beads. It is completed with a golden brass chain. It is entirely handmade.
Measures 6 cm by 8 cm, the chain is 60 cm long
Skilled hands intent on embroidering precious details: this image accompanied my childhood, like that of many children here in Sicily.
Under the clear light of the skylight of her house, my grandmother patiently and precisely embroidered her precious laces, and I watched, admired, giving life to a delicate beauty of shapes and colors.
Embroidery, in Sicily and beyond, has been a hobby for women to cultivate but sometimes also a means to support the family income or to make themselves economically independent.