Postcards from Sicily: ancient crafts

Ancient arts from Sicily
Ancient arts from Sicily

 

I’m a bit of a postcard addict, always on the lookout for original or vintage images from wherever I am visiting.

I recently found this great series of cards depicting ancient arts from Sicily. Work that is no longer needed or has simply disappeared as the world has become ‘modern’.

It saddens me to think so many once thriving artisans have lost their craft through the ages.

A poignant thought.

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4 thoughts on “Postcards from Sicily: ancient crafts

  1. These are absolutely wonderful. I collect old images from Greece, particularly the ones that show “everyday life” – not just the standard ones of antiquities, although they are interesting in their own right. There is a huge academic interest in such images.

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    1. Really!! That’s so interesting. Now I’m kicking myself as I only had a moment to take this picture, I actually didn’t buy these! I think I may have to start a collection now that I know other people may be interested in seeing them.

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      1. I also have friends who are interested in traditional crafts, particularly those related to agriculture. But, then we’re archaeologists and we have an interest in old things!

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