Carretto Siciliano, a folk art tradition in southern Italy for about 300 years, is named after the horse-drawn push carts that are painted with colorful geometric imagery. There were similar artistic traditions throughout western Europe, and as the style migrated internationally it became even richer by blending with local artistic traditions, notably in the Americas. That's why Mexican Talavera Pottery and Huichol yarn painting resemble Carretto. We can still see the DNA in the graphics of modern-day race cars and lowriders, with their exuberant cacophony of logos, pinstripes, and flames.
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