Stunning golden chiaccherino lace set, made entirely by hand.
The necklace has a pendant in the shape of a small coffa embellished with coral and beads. The earrings are two flowers overlaid with coral.
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 accurately 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.