Dark brown ceramic heads of Caltagirone and Santo Stefano di Camastra
Online catalog where you can buy the dark brown Sicilian ceramic heads of Caltagirone and Santo Stefano di Camastra.
Our dark brown heads are divided into:
- Dark brown for wedding favors
- Dark brown with candlestick
- Dark brown with table lamp
- Dark brown with case
- Dark brown with vase
Caltagirone ceramic vases in the shape of dark brown are so widespread in Sicily that they have become one of the representative symbols of the island.
These elements are mainly used to decorate the balconies of homes or as souvenirs in the living rooms of Sicilians.
The history of the dark brown heads:
It is said that during the Arab domination in Sicily, in the Kalsa, an ancient district of the city of Palermo, a beautiful girl lived.
The girl spent her days almost exclusively at home, dedicating herself to the care of the plants that adorned her balcony.
One day, passing through Kalsa, a young dark-haired boy saw the beautiful girl intent on watering her flowers, and immediately fell in love with her.
He decided to want it all for himself, entered the girl's house to declare her love.
The girl, struck by that bold and intense feeling, returned the love of the young man, but when she learned that he would soon leave her to return to her lands in the East, where his wife and children were waiting for her, she took advantage of the night and killed while lying asleep.
The girl cut off his head and made a pot where she planted a basil plant.
Finally he put it on display outside on the balcony, so that the man would remain with her forever.
The basil grew luxuriantly thanks to the tears that the young girl shed on it daily, however arousing the envy of all the inhabitants of the neighborhood who, not to be outdone, had dark brown-shaped terracotta pots built.