The carts as seen by Guy de Maupassant

Speaking about the carts of Palermo during his Grand Tour, French writer Guy de Maupassant said: “[…] The carts, small square boxes, perched high up on yellow wheels, are decorated with simple and curious paintings that represent historical facts, adventures of all kinds, meetings of sovereigns […] Even the spokes are decorated.
The horse that pulls them wears a plume on its head and another in the middle of its back […] Those painted vehicles, amusing and different, run along the roads, attract the eye and the mind and come and go like puzzles you forever want to solve”.