LOVE AT THE TIME OF CAVATELLI: SECRET LANGUAGE OF CAVATELLI

LOVE AT THE TIME OF CAVATELLI: SECRET LANGUAGE OF CAVATELLI

Did you know that the comb used to squeeze the cavatelli in the past had another function less enjoyable and more romantic? It is said that when a boy liked a girl, he did not declare himself personally. Before speaking to her family and then she went to her father to contact her family. No encounters were allowed unless the insidious preliminary phase had passed. In fact it happened that the family of the future bride saw delivering an item handed over directly from the hands of a trusted messenger. It was a cane comb, usually a piece of comb that had broken into a chassis. The family thanked the messenger and at that point had to answer. In the case of a yes affirmation, he returned the comb to the sweetheart’s family with a knot at the sixteenth rod: “Seventh” cane meant “SE”, or “yes, we agree.” If we were to reject the gentle proposal of marriage, it was simple, the knot was bound to the ninth barrel: “NOna”, that is, “NO, we do not agree.”
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The story is interrupted here, but continues to the Museum of Arms once. Comb and chassis are just some of the countless items you can discover along with new exciting stories and amazing anecdotes tied to the traditions of the Iblean Territory.
We look forward to writing together a better present that nourishes the wisdom of our ancestors.