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Carnival
CARNIVAL IN SARDINIA
 

TRADITIONAL MASKS IN SARDINIA
the Carnival masks and events on the island 

 

MAMUTHONES Carnival in Mamoiada
in the heart of Barbagia black masks, dark, dramatic, sheep skins, cowbells, a rythmical gait, tamed men, a noisy bedlam 


S'URTZU Carnival in Samugheo
goat skins and horns, black faces, cowbells, dances, echoes of ancient rites
 


MERDULES E BOES Carnival in Ottana
anthropomorphic masks represent the yoking of the oxen and a silent spinner weaves the symbolic thread of life 


THURPOS Carnival in Orotelli
a centuries old rural rite. Man imitating the yoked animal


S'ATTITTIDU
 Carnival in Bosa
black and white masks, fire-flies, happy spirits in the dark, phallic symbols, satyric songs

S'URTHU, ZIZZARONE, DON CONTE Carnival in the Barbagia of Ollolai
the terrible Urthos, the enthralling rythm of the drums, Don Conte's trial
 

 
 

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