Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Illustration Friday on Tuesday - Talisman
Most luzzus have the eye of Horus painted or carved on the bow, a talisman said to have been brought to Malta by the Phoenicians as a protection against evil. These Maltese fishing boats, resplendent in their glowing, vibrant colours can still be seen today bobbing gently on limpid waters in the enclosed harbours of the fishing villages of Gozo and Malta. It’s hard to imagine a more tranquil and soul-satisfying scene than that of luzzu out in the bay on a mirror calm sea on a clear summer’s day when the Mediterranean is magnificent and regally serene, deeply azure and seemingly infinite….