Product Code: CM69665
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Home Tableware & Barware | Rhino Dessert Plate 7.5", Contrade Dinnerware From Siena CM69665

Contrade Italian Dinnerware is available in all 17 District Designs and each design is available in eight different products. The Rhino (Selva), for centuries has represented the "Rione della Selva" during the Palio horse race. "Rione" stands for Neighborhood. The Contrade Italian Ceramics are handcrafted in Siena, Italy." Selva runs west from the Piazza del Campo in the centre of the city. Traditionally, its residents were weavers, but when the contrade were mainly military, they had a reputation for being excellent archers. Selva's symbol is a rhinoceros at the base of an oak tree hung with hunting tools. Its colors are green and orange, bordered with white. It was the winner of the Palio on August 16, 2006, with Salasso on Caro Amico. It also won the Palio on July 2, 2010, a huge upset over Nicchio, who was favored to win. Selva's most recent victory was August 16, 2019. Its allies are Chiocciola and Tartuca. Selva does not have a rival. Build your kitchen set today with this Rhino Dessert Plate.

During the Renaissance, Italian cities were partitioned into districts or neighborhoods called Contrade to supply troops to the military. Today, the most celebrated Contrade are of Siena, where 17 Contrade, each represented by a symbol or animal, compete in the Piazza del Campo for pride and the glory of winning in a biannual horse race called the Palio di Siena, which dates back to 1656.
In 1986, Walter Staccioli began producing ceramic pieces incorporating the Contrade patterns of Siena. Today, based upon each Contrada’s individual flag that festoons rider and horse in events surrounding the Palio di Siena, Sonia Staccioli and her sister Jada carry on the traditions. These works of art can only be found exclusively at Biordi and the Staccioli workshop at the Piazza del Campo in Siena.

  • Dimensions
  • 7.5ʺW × 7.5ʺD × 1ʺH

  • Styles
  • ItalianTraditional

  • Place of Origin
  • Italy

  • Item Type
  • Made to OrderEstimated Lead Time: 14 days

  • Materials
  • CeramicPaint

  • Color
  • Orange

  • Tear Sheet
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