Dedicated to Italian craftsmanship and inspired by the original artwork of the „Carretto Sicilano“, the famous Sicilian carts, the FREYWILLE designers have created vivid pieces of jewellery that express the Mediterranean sense of life and tell stories about tradition, art and passion. Originated from Greek splendor carriages, these two-wheeled horse drawn carts were a common mean of transportation in the 19th century in Sicily: artistically carved and painted they were used for the transport of groceries or filled with ice from the Aetna as refrigerated wagons. Bright colours were used to depict scenes from the mythology or everyday Sicilian life. Painters specialized in colouring those wagons and passed their knowledge on from one generation to the next. Today these carriages are genuine Sicilian heritage and can be seen in processions and parades.
Vibrant Sicily - The FREYWILLE design shows the typical Sicilian colours red, blue, yellow and white, as can be seen on the original Carretti, harmonizing perfectly with the depicted symbols like flowers, sun rays, circles and squares. On some jewellery pieces the contrastive pair moon and sun symbolizing tranquility, renewal and life can be found. The colours red and yellow are a reference to the Trinacria, the sign for the island of Sicily, while the on some pieces occurring star was taken from an antique map.The new VIBRANT SICILY design offers brilliant pieces of jewellery reminiscent of the sea and the sun, which make you wish for the Mediterranean lifestyle. FREYWILLE invites you to Dolce Vita!