DE SIMONE TILE "ZAMPOGNARO e CIUCCI ( o LEPRI?) | Collectors Weekly The zampognaro is a musician who plays the 'zampogna' an instrument similar to the bagpipes. The bagpipes are played in Northern Italy and are known as 'la cornamusa', sometimes 'la piva' (Italia - Appennino piacentino e parmense), 'la müsa' (Italia - Quattro province - in le valli montane delle province di Pavia, Alessandria, Genova e Piacenza) or 'il baghèt' (Italia - valli bergamasche e provincia di Brescia).
DE SIMONE TILE "ZAMPOGNARO e CIUCCI ( o LEPRI?) | Collectors Weekly In Sicilian dialect Zampogna = "Ciaramedda" (Pron. Ciaramèddhra). Zampognaro = "Ciaramiddaru".The zampogna is found more commonly in the Southern regions of Italy: Lazio (province di Frosinone e Latina), Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia. These days you would see the zampognari playing around Christmas time. This tile came with a couple of other modernist tiles from the Rozelle Salvos a year ago.
GIOVANNI DE SIMONE PALERMO SICILIA | like the vibrancy of this faience/faenza. De Simone is a firm begun by Giovanni De Simone in Palermo Sicily in the early fifties in the area around Piazza Leoni 2 ( the Jewish Quarter of this historic city). This bottle/vase is a great glimpse into life in Palermo. I love the triangular shape that gives three different perspectives of the scene. H: 25.5 cm or 10" W: 7cm or 2.75"