Gorgeous earrings in golden chiaccherino lace, with rock crystals and beads. They are entirely handmade.
Measures 6 cm in width, 10 cm including pendants
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, admiring, giving life to a delicate beauty of shapes and colors.
Embroidery, in Sicily and beyond, has been for women a hobby to cultivate but sometimes also a means to support the family income or to become economically independent.