I probably have already told you about my Sicilian origins.
As a consequence, sooner or later it had to happen that I desired a coffa.
I chose my favourite one on the Internet and very quickly got it at home!
Do you know what a coffa is?
Well, in origin it was a natural fiber bag hand-knitted and made from palm leaves
In past times they used coffa bags on the traditional Sicilian cart to carry hay for the mule
( offspring of a donkey and a horse )
Nowadays it is a luxury item richly decorated and embroidered .
One of the most famous brands is Tizzini, which makes gorgeous masterpieces
with great care of every single detail ( and extraordinarily high prices! )
Also duo Dolce & Gabbana paid tribute to Sicilian origins with a set of beautiful straw coffa bags
My coffa is made by an artisan of Catania and is covered with blue velvet both inside and out.
The artisan sewed three Caltagirone ceramics on the front part.
The bigger one reproduces the face of a Saracen man.
( the Saracen pirates sacked Sicilian cities )
Isn't it a beauty??? And it perfectly matches to the village where I spend my sunny afternoon...
No photos of me today, but I can tell you that I am feeling a real ... Sicilian lady!!