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<< Shines of caresses, to twirl of swords, colored plumes and half moons, heads that jump, bodies that divide him in two, legs, arms, trunks that are piled up in a slaughter that succeeds even, with a makeup, to color him of liquid blood. >>
Roberto Leydi

Ancient HandMade material's shop
Theater Emanuele Macrì

(To private collectors as well as to museums)

The ancient theater Macrì of Acireale sell a small part of unusable ancient material for the shows to private collectors as well as museums. We sell armed and unarmed puppets, scenes, puppet heads, and placards made of paper painted with temper.
The condition of the material is not ´mint´ condition as the material has been handled and moved for decades, but today arouse a great emotion for their historical value.
This handmade craft is an artistic expression of a Sicily tradition but unfortunately slowly disappearing. If you are interested in purchasing from this website or you have any question, please send us an e-mail so that we can give you more information about prices according to the quantity of the purchase.


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Our ancient Sicilian puppets were build in the first of the 1900´s. They are about one meters and twenty centimeters tall, made of wood and dressed in cloth, some puppets have armors in brass. They weight around 15/20 Kg

HEAD: The heads are made of wood and carved by different artisans of the epoch. Some are painted and some are not. Not all of the puppet heads for sale have been made by the same puppeter.


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Scenes in cloth - around two meters in height and about three meters in width. Some were painted with oil and others with temper.

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The Placards are made of paper painted with temper. The subjects are events taken from the history of the Paladins of France. They are 1.5 meters in height and two meters in width.
They were used as poster at the entrance of every theater of the popes in the first of the 1900´s.