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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 […]

A woman’s face on irons once

A woman’s face on irons once

So many, different and magnificent: at once simple irons, today they are looking for antiques that tell the whole family’s history of generations. Decades after decades, iron has changed in appearance and material, improving in functionality. Unforgettable brass iron containing a piece of removable cast […]

Clear, fresh and sweet waters: when in the house there were the “sterne”

Clear, fresh and sweet waters: when in the house there were the “sterne”

In ancient times, the houses were equipped with tanks (“sterne”, in the dialect of Modica) for the collection of rainwater. These outer walls generally provided some autonomy to families and neighborhoods. When, for decades or so, there were no fountains yet, the water pulled over […]