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.

The Mamuthones is a typical mask of the Carnival of Mamoiada in Sardinia . The Mamuthones proceed weary and silent, like slaves in chains in the procession.

The Mamuthones is a typical mask of the Carnival of Mamoiada in Sardinia . The Mamuthones proceed weary and silent, like slaves in chains in the procession.

Chia-Sardegna

Chia-Sardegna

Sa Sartiglia - Oristano, Italy.

Sa Sartiglia - Oristano, Italy.

Gigante nuragico Golgo 'e Mesu - Piana del Golgo - Baunei - Ogliastra Sardegna

Gigante nuragico Golgo 'e Mesu - Piana del Golgo - Baunei - Ogliastra Sardegna

Bosa, Sardinia...a town that has the most beautiful coral jewellery of which I purchased a few pieces when I visited this town..

Bosa, Sardinia...a town that has the most beautiful coral jewellery of which I purchased a few pieces when I visited this town..

Mamuthone di Merdule (Ottana) - Sardinia - Italy

Mamuthone di Merdule (Ottana) - Sardinia - Italy

Carnival at Ottana village, Sardinia.

Carnival at Ottana village, Sardinia.

Cala Regina Quartu Sant'Elena #Sardinia #Sardegna

Cala Regina Quartu Sant'Elena #Sardinia #Sardegna

Porto Pino beach Place Sant'Anna Arresi -Near Calasetta, province of Carbonia-Iglesias , Sardegna region Italy

Porto Pino beach Place Sant'Anna Arresi -Near Calasetta, province of Carbonia-Iglesias , Sardegna region Italy

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