The symbol of Sicilian folklore and tradition is the Sicilian carts. Their origin dates back to the 8th Century. They are well-known all over the globe. They were once used to transport any type of goods and were made by ” carradori“, skilled craftsmen.
There were many types of craftsmen involved in the construction of this cart. They started with ” U firraru“, a blacksmith who made all the iron parts. Then came ” _u siddaru“, a saddler and ornamenter of horses with ribbons, bows, and golden nails.