” Coffa ” natural fiber bag ( palm leaves dwarf dried Mediterranean ) .
Earthen hand-painted medallion, realized with embroidery technique, nuggets and coral branches .
The bag is lined.
Coffa is the object most representative Sicilian folk crafts . Handmade from dried leaves of the dwarf palm or ” corina ” intertwined .
In ancient times it was used by farmers as a manger ” viscuglia ” for horses and mules pulling the wagon , or was used by women as a basket for collecting almonds, olives and pistachios .