Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari)

The Museum of folk art and traditions of Taormina aims to preserve and present to the public the products of Sicilian artisans and household items. In 1891-92, Giuseppe Pitre organized an ethnographic exhibition in Palermo, where he expressed fears that due to the industrialization and urbanization of the island, traditional Sicilian crafts were threatened with oblivion, which, in General, happened in the last century. In the twentieth century, Sicily became an object of pilgrimage for a huge number of tourists - the island became popular as a huge Museum of antiquity, and no one thought about such small things as household items. And only on the eve of the new Millennium, through the efforts of enthusiasts, museums began to appear where folk crafts were collected. This was made possible thanks to the cooperation of the state with collectors, who have the main merit of preserving the cultural heritage of Sicily.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari)

The Museum was founded in 1997 and opened to the public in 1999. Initially, the exposition occupied several rooms in the corvaggio Palace, but the number of exhibits was increasing, and in 2015 it received its own building, its exhibitions were located in the former Church of San Francesco di Paola (on the map).

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari)

Today it is one of the most important art and anthropological museums in Sicily, with about 500 exhibits that provide visitors with information about Sicilian crafts from the 1600s to the first half of the 20th century.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari)

Большая заслуга в создании музея принадлежит антиквару Джованни Панарелло, сохранившего множество раритетов и в 2006 году уступившего свою коллекцию городу Таормина. Музей народного искусства и традиций (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari).

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari)

Работы провинциальных художников, подвизавшихся в основном на семейном портрете, в двадцатом веке их хлеб отобрали фотографы.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Works by provincial artists

Сицилийская повозка (Сarettu Sicilianu) - настоящий предмет искусства!

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). The Sicilian cart

Деревянные полихромные барельефы, уникальные для каждого транспортного средства, можно сказать, прообраз современных номерных знаков.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). A Sicilian cart. carved ornaments

И главная технологическая хитрость сицилийской повозки - металлическое устройство, издающее при движении мелодичный звон.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). A Sicilian cart. Musical mechanism

Изделия сицилийских кружевниц и вышивальщиц.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Laces

и инструменты для рукоделия.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Embroidery

Предметы для религиозных надобностей.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari)

Деревянные распятия и статуэтки,

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Wooden crucifixes

и бутылки для чудотворных жидкостей.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Bottles for miracle liquids

Коллекция посуды с изображение рыб, изготовленная в 19 веке.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Collection of dishes

Шкаф для для со множеством ящичков и дверок, расположенных даже на торцах, украшенный резными фигурками. Конструкция выполнена исключительно из дерева, даже дверные петли и ручки ящиков.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Carved Cabinet

Я надолго задержался у стенда с небольшими картинами, повествующих о всевозможных событиях.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Miniatures

Здесь было несколько сюжетов религиозной тематики, изображающих всяческие чудесные явления.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Miniatures

Но основную часть картин составляли изображения разнообразных происшествий, часто с летальным исходом. Так сказать, криминальная хроника.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Miniatures

Например, смерть при родах и наезд поезда на всадника.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Miniatures

Или извлечение из колодца утопленницы.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Miniatures

Several scenes of marine disasters.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Miniatures

Industrial injuries in the factory.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Miniatures

Again, the extraction of the body of a girl from the river, apparently thrown from the bridge, and the attack (of a maniac?) with a knife on the nuns.

Taormina. The Museum of popular arts and traditions (Museo Siciliano di Arte e Tradizioni Popolari). Miniatures