Sicilian cartwheel necklace, red pendant – Best Sicily
One of the most recognizable symbols of Sicilian folklore, the Sicilian cart (carretto siciliano) is an ornate, colorful horse-drawn cart that originated in the early 19th century in Sicily to transport goods. Carts were used for hauling miscellaneous light loads, such as produce, wood, wine, and people, and also carts for festive occasions such as weddings and parades. The wheels were very light and very high in order to overcome the treacherous terrain of the mountainside. The colors of Sicily’s flag, yellow and red, feature prominently on the carts. Nowadays, the wheel has become an iconic symbol in the world!
The wheel cart pendant is unique so can have slight differences given by the craftsmanship. In fact, Dorotea hand-paint meticulously the wheels cart one by one with the same bright colors as the typical Sicilian carts.
In conclusion, the craftsmanship gives each piece a unique authenticity!
A touch of elegance for a formal or informal outfit and the perfect gift for a woman or a girl who loves to get noticed and who loves Sicily!
Necklace length: 70 Centimeters (27.6″)
Materials: Steel & polymer clay
Closure: Lobster claw
Style: wheel cart – ruota di carretto
Made entirely by hand in Sicily-Italy