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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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.

Cavalcata-2011-75 by ciun, via Flickr sardinia

Cavalcata-2011-75 by ciun, via Flickr sardinia

Sagra del Redentore.  Sardinia,Italy

Sagra del Redentore. Sardinia,Italy

Sagra di Sant'Efisio, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Sagra di Sant'Efisio, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

mamutones

mamutones

Museo delle maschere Mediterranee- Mamoiada  - Sardinia #Travel - Photo by Damiano Moretti for http://brandituptravel.wordpress.com/

Museo delle maschere Mediterranee- Mamoiada - Sardinia #Travel - Photo by Damiano Moretti for http://brandituptravel.wordpress.com/

Sartiglia, Carnival Celebration, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy.

Sartiglia, Carnival Celebration, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy.

Maskinganna (sardinian mask)

Maskinganna (sardinian mask)

Mamuthone. bent72photos

Mamuthone. bent72photos

Sa Sartiglia ,Oristano's equestrian festival, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy

Sa Sartiglia ,Oristano's equestrian festival, Oristano, Sardinia, Italy

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