Living in the land of sun, small towns, welcoming people. Daily (or nearly so) photos of Belpasso (Sicily) and the island - this is my home for the forseeable future.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
SICILIAN PUPPETS OR PUPI
Here are some of the local puppets (the Italian word for puppets is "pupi") ... these things are HUGE! Each of these three is close to 4-foot tall and around 125 - 150 pounds. They represent the medieval soldiers who forced the Moors out of Sicily. Most of the puppets in this collection are about 150 years old.