Rent Sardinia
Rent a Car
 Gastronomy
 Recipes
 Wine
 Handicrafts
 Carnival
 Traditional Costumes
 Religious Feasts
 Territory
 The Giara of Gesturi
 Wildlife and Nature
 Griffon Vultures
 History
 Roman Ships
 Art and Culture
GUIDA TURISTICA NUOVI STILI DI TURISMO
Bookmark and Share

Carnival
CARNIVAL IN SARDINIA>SAMUGHEO
 


CARNIVAL IN SAMUGHEO


The sacrifice of S'Urthu and the dance of Mamutzones.
Mamutzones wear goat's skin, big horns on their tall cork hats, bells on their bodies and their faces are blackened with soot. They dance in a frenetic uncontrolled manner around s'Urtzu who is half goat and half man and su Omadore beats him until s'Urtzu is sacrificed.
Echoes and symbols of ancient pagan rites.

  • THE MASKS
    Su Mamutzone, s'Urtzu, su 'Omadore: all the masks from Samugheo
  • THE EVENT
    It is not a simple procession, but a real performance: all the events of the Carnival in Samugheo.
  • ORIGINS AND MEANINGS
    What do the dark Samugheo masks represent?
    behind the mask fertility rites and Dyonisiac cults.
  • POINTS OF INTEREST

text by Salvatore Corrias
photos home page: Andrea Salvai
photos kindly granted by
Associazione Culturale Mamutzones de Samugheo
we kindly thank
Danilo Todde and Tonino Musu from Samugheo

 

TOURISTIC GUIDE | NEW STYLES OF TOURISM
MAPS | VIDEO & PHOTOS | MOST POPULAR PAGES | MESSAGE BOARD | CONTACT US | MEMBERSHIP | FORUM
PERSONAL GUIDE | | MY HOME

NIGHT LIFE | ENTERTAINMENT | WHEATHER | THIS MONTH | CALENDAR

Marchi e logo sono depositati
I testi sono di proprietà esclusiva di Sardinia Point
Le foto sono coperte dal diritto d'autore