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“FIGGHIA ‘NDA FASCIA, CORREDO ‘NDA CASCIA” (Daughter in the cradle, bridal kit in the case)

“FIGGHIA ‘NDA FASCIA, CORREDO ‘NDA CASCIA” (Daughter in the cradle, bridal kit in the case)

When a boy was born at home, he was a big party, but what did he do if the first vaginal was emitted by a woman? The sadness in his father’s eyes was revealed, which, with a great deal of admiration, announced: “He is lost […]

100 BRIULA TREES: WHEN THE BREAD OF THE HOUSE IS CONTAINED WITH A PIZZIC OF … GELOSIS

100 BRIULA TREES: WHEN THE BREAD OF THE HOUSE IS CONTAINED WITH A PIZZIC OF … GELOSIS

In Sicily, “granary of Europe” already in Roman times, the bread tradition is ancient. In the past, you know, there was not where to buy it and so it was at home. They mixed on a pot, “a maidda”, three main ingredients: flour, water and […]

the DDT FREEING ITALY FROM MALARIA

the DDT FREEING ITALY FROM MALARIA

A battle that our apes carried ruthlessly was that of flies, one of the major carriers of disease. It is not difficult to imagine that they proliferate where hygiene was poor, especially during the hot times and during the harvest. Until the 1960s, two revolutionary […]

swing of memory: MA CHI CARISTI NDA NACA ABBIENTU?

swing of memory: MA CHI CARISTI NDA NACA ABBIENTU?

Have you ever seen the typical bedroom of a time, “a stanza i rormiri”? If so, you will surely be impressed with a number of items: first of all “a naca abbientu”, the small canvas cradle suspended with ropes tied to the sturdy bushings transversely […]

THE CARRY WAS PASSED AND THAT MAN WRITTED: “CU HA SBACANTARI?”

THE CARRY WAS PASSED AND THAT MAN WRITTED: “CU HA SBACANTARI?”

Until the ’40s the bathroom did not exist. Have you ever wondered at the time, how was it organized at the time of “need”? When flushing and exhaust systems were mere science fiction, in the bedrooms he made his entrance ‘u cantaru or catusu. In […]

The epic of the “Pupa”. Sweet dreams of love between beds and “cantarani”

The epic of the “Pupa”. Sweet dreams of love between beds and “cantarani”

Great relief in the furnishings of the bedroom once had the “pupa”; It is a beautiful doll, often with the features of the nineteenth-century damines, which lay comfortably on the bed, among soft pillows, lace, center and cleverly embroidered linens. The tradition of the pupa […]