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CARNIVAL IN SARDINIA>MAMUTHONES
 


MAMUTHONES IN MAMOIADA 

If you want a carnival that is like no other
Go to Mamoiada,
you will see a herd of wooden masks
a herd of dumb people and prisoners
old people defeated, young people who win
a sad carnival, a carnival of ashes
an everyday history, happiness mixed with bile and vinigar
bitter honey
Salvatore Cambosu

  • THE MASKS
    black sheep skins, heavy cowbells, black wooden masks, strict, terrible. 
  • THE SCENE
    a slow, rythmical gait. The noisy bedlam announces their arrival 
  • ORIGINS AND MEANINGS
    defeated enemies, ox-men, Dyonisiac cults, ancient fertility rites
  • POINTS OF INTEREST
    similar masks in the Mediterranean area
  • PHOTOS

text by Salvatore Corrias
photos by Antonio Dessì
web-editing SP

 

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