Sardinia, Italy ~ Nuoro is the town where the character of Mamuthone reenacts ancient pre-Christian rites of propitiation to the ancient gods of agriculture. The mask is carved in pieces of wild pear wood, alder  walnut  darkened.  The mask has become iconic of rural Sardinia.

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Mamuthones (Nuoro, Italian Sardinia) in traditional carnival costume used for pre-Christian rites to ancient gods of agriculture. The mask is carved in pieces of wild pear wood & darkened alder walnut.

Carnevale barbaricino in Sardegna (Foto) | NanoPress Viaggi

Carnevale barbaricino in Sardegna (Foto) | NanoPress Viaggi

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