On September 4, in Bronte, the “Carretto Sicily Fest” took place, the first event dedicated to the candidacy of the Sicilian cart as a UNESCO heritage. Designed and promoted by the Pro Loco Bronte and the Sicilian Cart Museum Gullotti.
Born as a means of transport, the Sicilian cart today represents an artisan art object. Built with different qualities of wood, often decorated with bucolic carvings and bright pictorial decorations, it is one of the best known and most significant symbols of the folkloric iconography of Sicily.
Through sculpture and painting moments of Sicilian, epic history and testimonies of popular religiosity are represented.
Here are some shots of the event.