Carmela | Print

Carmela | Print

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by Kartelluni

The dark-eyed young Maltese woman wearing the peculiar black headdress known as the faldetta at the Upper Barrakka Gardens overlooking the Valletta Grand Harbour.

The faldetta, also known as ghonnella, brought a lot of curiosity among travelers visiting Malta at the time who had an eager desire to learn more about this distinctive costume and its origins. Visitors would first think that the women wearing the long and wide black cloak were nuns.

The faldetta represented a unique cultural value - when combined with the view of the Grand Harbour from the upper Barrakka Gardens as a backdrop, both elements together represented the true Maltese Identity.

Visitors described the view from the upper Barrakka as “both extensive and beautiful”. This scene was a typical poster visual for promoting Malta during the early 20th century.

Illustrated by Yanika Zerafa , Art Direction Janice Mercieca.

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  • Available in A6, A4, A3, A2
  • Printed on Giclée fine-art paper (German Etching 310gsm)
  • Gallery standard, age-resistant, acid-free paper with a matt finish
  • Sold mounted, unframed

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