Once again this year, Rutigliano became the undisputed capital of craftsmanship, thanks to the historic Terracotta Whistle Fair scheduled on the following dates: 16, 17, 23, 24 January 2016. Two weekends devoted to art, culture and gastronomy of the Apulian town, celebrated with a special exhibition and a competition to attract hundreds of tourists from all over Italy. This festival is celebrated in conjunction with St. Antonio Abate, an opportunity to assemble in an original way, the sacred and profane, highlighting the connection of the town with a tradition filled with sarcasm and humor for young and old people. Among the most common representations of whistles is the “Gallo”, donated by men as a declaration of love to a woman. But this year, January 17 coincides with the start of the Carnival: an opportunity for terracotta artisans to taunt the most prominent personalities of national and regional political, social, and cultural overview through the reproduction of an ironic clay whistle.
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