Talented artist Fabio Petani is back and has shared with us his last mural painted in San Gavino for the festival Non Solo Murales San Gavino in the south of the Sardinia island in Italy. Its title is :CROCETIN & ASPHODEL
“The asphodel, a spontaneous plant of the Mediterranean scrub, of which the people of Sardinia have been able to exploit all the properties since the dawn of time, begins to flourish in this period, and perhaps for this reason it has assumed an almost magical value in the culture islander.
Once upon a time there was no bride who did not have in her kit the baskets of asphodel, indispensable, in many different shapes and sizes for work in the kitchen, for the processing of bread and other foods that in ancient times was called at home.
The stems of asphodel in fact constitute the raw material for the construction and weaving of the baskets. Furthermore, the stylized flower often recurs in embroidery and weaving works.
But there is a characteristic of the asphodel: from its white flowers the bees produce a very precious, delicate, very clear, almost crystalline honey with a unique aroma, marketed almost exclusively in Sardinia.
It is a rare honey and more expensive than the others, due to its delicate taste it is used in haute cuisine preparations and combined with equally fine foods with a refined flavor ”
Non Solo Murales San Gavino Project
Promoted by Associazione culturale Skizzo
San Gavino Monreale (IT) 2022