National Geographic : 1924 Sep
343 ZIGZAGGING ACROSS SICILY ONE PURCHASES MILK IN SICILY "ON THE HOOF" The milkman drives his cows, usually wearing gorgeously painted wooden collars depicting mythological or religious events or characters, up to the doors of the houses and produces the beverage "while you wait." A SICILIAN FAMILY OUT FOR AN AFTERNOON DRIVE The shawl worn by the man is a feature of the peasant's dress in winter. The carretta, or cart, commonly used by the Sicilians is constructetd so that it fits with striking exactness into the chariot ruts of old Roman days. It is usually built of carved oak ornamented with hammered metal work (see also illustration, page 308).