A kit to go back to writing letters, messages to send to your loved ones or gift cards. The kinds of paper you find inside are very different in taste, thickness, and patterns: they're all used in the traditional street markets in Palermo, and have their own story to tell about this old tradition.
The kit includes:
- Fish-Wrapping paper
- Writing paper
- Envelopes made with fish-wrapping and fruit-wrapping paper
- Sheets of paper, different in color and texture, all from the markets.
Edizioni Precarie (Precarious Edition) is a project that uses the traditional food-wrapping paper of the markets in Palermo to create notebooks and other objects. This paper has a very special consistency, with its patterns and colors and it gives life to unique objects that tell the story of Palermo's markets, a "precarious" reality which is slowly disappearing.
The disappearance of Sicilian traditions serves as a staring point for a deeper reflection on precariousness as a phenomenon of our time, which touches all.