Donkey Carts & Oranges
Sicilian Folk Culture
20 November 2015 - 17 January 2016
Among the Sicilian landscape's typical features are the extensive orange and mandarin groves. The fruits' provenance is often revealed by the wrapping paper they come in which usually features, next to the producer and the brand name, a colourful picture. The Sicilian "orange papers” serve as the ambassadors of the respective region of origin and, together with the donkey carts on which the fruits are transported, they provide an ideal starting point for a fascinating journey through Sicilian folk culture. Among other things, the Christmas exhibition makes clear how symbols of regional identity are created, reinforced and conveyed.