Trinacia – Sicily

by | May 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Trinacia for Jacqueline Treloar summarizes the island of Sicily- its complex and ancient history and terrain. The projects described are powerful and emotive experiences while living in Palermo and recently returning sojourns studying and absorbing this very complex and multifaceted culture. The word Trinacia means triangle and refers to the shape of the island of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. The Trinacia symbol is the head of Medusa surrounded by three bent running legs, and three stalks of wheat. Due to the island’s distinct triangular shape, the symbol has also been adopted by the Sicilian government and is located on the center of Sicily’s flag. The Trinacia’s shape is often referred to as a triskelion; this shape can be found in many places among the general Mediterranean Basin region and in many European countries like France, Sicily, Crete, Greece, the North African coast, and the Isle of Man


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