Small Mans Head Striped Vase

$750.00 CAD

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  • Inspired by the traditional Sicilian moorish head ceramics, and made in Italy by the renowned ceramist and UNESCO living treasure Giacomo Alessi. The legend of the Moorish head goes back to the 11th century, when the Moors dominated the island of Sicily. 

     

    "One day in Palermo, a beautiful young girl was taking care of plants on her balcony, when a Moor merchant passed by. It was love at first sight. They were deeply in love, but when she discovered he already had a wife and children, she went crazy with jealousy. One night, while he was sleeping, she thought of a way to make him stay with her forever.

    She cut off his head and decided to use it as a vase to grow her basil plant. People below saw her flourishing basil and so they began to make colourful clay head pots int he hopes of having the same magic."

     

    • Made in Italy

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