Kathleen Bennett

Arabic Design Influence on the Island of Sicily

Sicily, island of sun, myth, and the omnipresent sea, has been the prized jewel in the crown of many invading empires. The Mediterranean Sea was the channel for the great trade routes between the East and the West. Plying her waters, the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the French, and the Spanish all conquered Sicily and contributed to her diverse culture.
Sicily, ornament, mermaid, Straits of Messina, Ulysses, Taormina, embroidery